Encrypt Full Windows 7/8 & Linux Debian Multiboot Partitions

Toshiba / Satellite c650 19t
October 17, 2014 at 09:02:41
Specs: Window 8 Pro 64-bit & Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Intel i3 350M (2.27Ghz) 6GB RAM
Basically, I want to encrypt my harddrive, but I'm slightly concerned about how I go about this, so I thought I would ask for some advice.
I want to use Truecrypt/Veracrypt (tried both) but they say they don't support multiboot on 1 drive. Diskcryptor doesn't work with Linux.
Would it be possible to choose Single Boot because of my set up, and have it boot to the drive with the bootloader and let it go from there?

Windows 8.1 64bit
Windows 7 64bit
Debian 64bit

400MB System Partition NTFS (don't think it has a boot flag)
450GB Windows 8.1 Partition NTFS
200GB Windows 7 Partition NFTS
50GB Linux Partition NTFS (logical)
63MB "Drive Paths" Partition (which I could remove, for putting all those paths for avoiding drive letters in)

Windows 8.1 Graphical Bootloader with FastBoot
To choose Windows 7, the system reboots and loads Win7 straight away
To choose Debian, the system reboots, loads GRUB then starts Debian

I would like to have a "encryption blanket" over all this so boot goes like

TrueCrypt (asks only for password) ----> Windows 8.1 Bootloader --> Windows 8.1 (FastBoot)
Windows 7

I'd like to retain Fastboot and the Windows 8.1 Bootloader if possible as Windows 8.1 is used the most.


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November 6, 2014 at 00:08:33
I think encryption for both OS is done in different ways.
Try BitLocker for Windows. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

And try this for Linux: http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-en...

EDIT: Bitlocker is built in for Windows 7 and above.
Hope that helps!

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November 6, 2014 at 09:02:09
Thanks, though one final thing; if you encrypt windows only with truecrypt, and have the other 2 partitions encrypted as non-system but system favourites, will these load around the Windows 8.1 GUI Bootloader stage, as fastboot loads some services at this time? I would guess it wouldn't work as the on the fly program would stop with an alternate OS (although I've had strange OS carryovers before if a program/driver is loaded in RAM and computer is restarted...)
Thank you, I thought this thread was dead!

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