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bkz81
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how to access bitlocker partition.

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Hello all.

I am running a Dell Laptop with Windows 8.1x64 with bitlocker, and Mint 17.2 kde. I am trying to research how to go about accessing the encrypted windows partition from Linux. I tried to follow the two posts below but i get stuck with doing dislocker/src/Makefile not sure what else i need to install beside what was in the two posts below.





http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=197029

http://theevilbit.blogspot.de/2014/04/u ... ocker.html
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Re: how to access bitlocker partition.

Post by j03k3rr »

Hi
I know that second link, it didn't work for me.
EVeryone is mentioning libfuse-dev but nobody is saying you also need libpolarssl-dev!!
Step by step this is how I did it:

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 wget http://www.hsc.fr/ressources/outils/dislocker/download/dislocker.tar.bz2

    tar xvjf dislocker*
Create two folders:

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sudo mkdir /media/bitlocker /media/PICKANAME
Libraries Dislocker needs:

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sudo apt-get install libfuse-dev libpolarssl-dev
Install Dislocker:

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    cd dislocker/src

    sudo make

    sudo make install
Find out which of your Bitlocker drive needs to be mounted:

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 sudo fdisk-l
sdaX is your Bitlocker drive change X For me it was sdb2. Copy your RECOVERY key for bitlocker drive, mind you not user pwd:

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sudo dislocker -r -V /dev/sdaX -p1536987-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000 – /media/bitlocker
Pay attention to replace 1536987-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000 with your recovery key, and there's no space after -p

-If you don't have recovery key- you can use user pwd of your Bitlocker drive but I did not test this:

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sudo dislocker -r -V /dev/sdaX -PASSWORD – /media/bitlocker
Mount partition now:

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    sudo -i

    cd /media/bitlocker

    mount -o loop dislocker-file /media/PICKANAME
When you press enter your partition should pop up on your screen.

NOW I managed to do it read-only I don't know how to make it writeable. Also On system boot it won't mount automatically. If you find out how, let me know.
● Windows 10 Pro 64
VMware Workstation 12 ○ Mint 18 ○ Elementary OS 0.3
● Ubuntu Server 14.04.03 Headless
Virtualbox 5.0.26 ○ Windows 7 64
● Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64
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Re: how to access bitlocker partition.

Post by bkz81 »

Thank you very much for the detailed post. I will give a it whirl and let you know.
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Re: how to access bitlocker partition.

Post by j03k3rr »

Turns out, in its current form Dislocker mounts as read-only. There's no write feature as of yet. Which just reminds me 2003-4 era where mounting an NTFS partition meant to be read only and writing to it could seriously harm the disk lol.
Yeah I should have stayed with linux back then.. :|
● Windows 10 Pro 64
VMware Workstation 12 ○ Mint 18 ○ Elementary OS 0.3
● Ubuntu Server 14.04.03 Headless
Virtualbox 5.0.26 ○ Windows 7 64
● Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64
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