Dualboot Mint and Windows XP with Truecrypt?

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upsidedownkiwi
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Dualboot Mint and Windows XP with Truecrypt?

Postby upsidedownkiwi » Tue May 05, 2009 8:54 am

Hi everyone,

Right now, I have an aging IBM ThinkCenter running Windows XP on a single partition 80GB drive.
The drive is encrypted with Truecrypt, which uses pre-boot authentication.

How can I install Linux Mint without damaging the pre-boot authentication, being able to dualboot Mint and Windows,
and (if possible) access the (encrypted) Windows share from within linux mint? :shock:

Anyone's help would be greatly appreciated! :D

Cheers!
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Re: Dualboot Mint and Windows XP with Truecrypt?

Postby Husse » Wed May 06, 2009 6:07 am

No expert on this but it seems you have to decrypt to change partition size
I don't know (could not find) if changing the MBR will harm your partition
I think you have to dig in to the Truecrypt documentation
It is however possible to use Truecrypt in Mint
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=23413&p=136994&hilit=truecrypt#p136994
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=18743&p=111862&hilit=truecrypt#p111862
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