TrueCrypt Multi-Boot Win7&Debian + many partitions ISSUE

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  1. temporar

    temporar Registered Member

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    Hello there,

    I am struggling with encryption on my laptop since few days. Despite having read many articles, guides, forum threads - I still have no idea how to achieve what I want.

    I want to encrypt my three NTFS partitions (first comes from Toshiba manufacturer - recovery, second one system aka C:, third data partition aka D: ) and my two (shouldn't matter) linux distros - Debian6 & BackTrack (that in total [will] use couple logical partitions - separate for each distro).

    For now I have possibility to install brand new linux instances because of upgrading both distros and having backed up my data.

    But let's back to the point...

    I am trying to achieve this structure:


    -- device -- label -- type -- mount
    /dev/sda1 -- WinRecovery -- 0x27 --
    /dev/sda2 -- WinSystem -- NTFS --
    /dev/sda3 -- WinData -- NTFS --
    /dev/sda4 -- .... -- Extended --
    /dev/sda5 -- DebSwap -- Swap --
    /dev/sda6 -- deb_boot -- ext3 -- /boot
    /dev/sda7 -- deb_root -- ext3 -- /root
    /dev/sda8 -- deb_var -- ext3 -- /var
    /dev/sda9 -- linux_home -- ext3 -- /home
    /dev/sda10 -- backtrack_boot -- ext3 -- /boot
    /dev/sda11 -- backtrack_swap -- swap --
    /dev/sda12 -- backtrack_root -- ext3 -- /root


    I am considering encryption of every partition residing on my hard drive.

    Actually, frankly speaking, I have no idea what to do... I have read about LUKS, grub4dos, chaining TrueCrypt bootloader methods but all of these refers to situation when user have a Windows on ONE partition only and linux as well but in my case I have two partitions connected with the Windows, one hidden that stands for Windows recovery and couple for linuxes...

    In case of Debian I thought about selecting "Guide Partitioning with encrypted LVM" option during installation, in BackTrack case I would install dm-crypt and set it up respectively. Then I would encrypt Windows system partition telling TrueCrypt that I have MultiBoot but Windows Bootloader residing in MBR (which wouldn't be true). Nextly I would move TrueCrypt bootloader to i.e. /dev/sda6 (deb_boot) in my case - and restore GRUB 0.97 then maybe chainload to Win7 truecrypt...

    What do you think?

    What do you guys suggesting to do?


    Thanks in advance for any reply,
    Mariusz (pl)
     
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