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PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Dual Boot Linux and Windows XP

  • 1.  PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Dual Boot Linux and Windows XP

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jan 27, 2011 11:29 AM

    I dual boot my laptop between 64 bit Ubuntu (10.10) Linux and 32 bit Windows XP. I would like to use whole disk encryption to encrypt all partitions of my laptop and still have the ability to dual boot between these two OS's. If I install PGP on my windows and Linux partitions before doing whole disk encryption will it be possible use both OS's?

    Please not that I searched online but found that the information available is fairly old (dating to a time when the commercial PGP software only supported Windows).



  • 2.  RE: PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Dual Boot Linux and Windows XP

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jan 27, 2011 12:04 PM

    For this response I will refer back to the latest documentation for Linux.

    https://supportimg.pgp.com/guides/pgpwdeLinux_101_ug_en.pdf

    Ubuntu 10.10 is not listed as being a supported version in the manuall.  I suspect it should work, but if something goes wrong, we  will not be able to support it. 

     

    For dual booting, these KB articles may be helpful:

    https://pgp.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/679/kw/%2Bdual%20%2Bboot

    https://pgp.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1342/kw/%2Bdual%20%2Bboot

    https://pgp.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2191/kw/%2Bdual%20%2Bboot

     

    Again, I suspect it would work, but should be done on a test system first and cannot be supported if something goes wrong.  I also suspect that there will be improvements to this in future releases of Desktop for Linux.