System virtualization and FDE

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by SafetyFirst, May 23, 2009.

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  1. SafetyFirst

    SafetyFirst Registered Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    When I used PowerShadow I remember it always asked at boot time if I want a partial or full system virtualization.

    I am planning to implement full disk encryption. When the preboot authentication asks me for the passphrase how can I choose if I want to boot in virtualized or non-virtualized fully encrypted OS?

    This may sound silly to somebody, but it confuses me a bit and I want to make sure I do it properly.

    Anything else to consider when combining full disk encryption and virtualization?
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

    Sep 20, 2003

    Yes. Have a tried and true recovery plan, in case, the two processes get confused, and leave you with platters of useless bits and bytes.
  3. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    Here, There and Everywhere
    I can tell you that Truecrypt and Returnil get along fine. If you want the virtualization "on" you just reboot, put in TruecCrypt password and it boots into a Returnil "on" environment. Same for turning it off. Nothing is different except that the system drive is encrypted and you must put in the password on reboot, otherwise you use Returnil as normal.
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