Truecrypt rescue disc is it an iso burned later or is it burned by TC?

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  1. Klawdek

    Klawdek Registered Member

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    It looks like it is an iso burned later but I am not sure. If it is an iso burned later then where is it stored? Since the system partition is being encrypted if there is only one HD, then the only place would be in the encrypted volume. So what if something happens during or just after encryption and you need the rescue disk to fix it? You would not be able to get at the iso to burn the disc.
     
  2. LockBox

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    It's burned at the time you create your encrypted disk.

    You have a lot of basic questions about Truecrypt that really don't need their own thread. Try here for a good read:
    http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/
     
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    The docs do not explain whether TC does the burning or an iso is made and burned by your own burning software.
     
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    You need to use something like ImgBrn.
     
  5. chiraldude

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    Make a backup of your system disk and then give it a try!
    There is also an option to skip the rescue disk if you use the command line.
    Truecrypt is great but you need to learn to use it one step at a time.
    Just don't encrypt anything important without making a backup.
     
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