Encrypted os+unencrypted os w/ grub

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by fjawor, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. fjawor

    fjawor MDL Novice

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    Hello. I'm looking for a security solution when it comes to stolen laptops. I would like a solution that involves both full system encryption for the main O/S, and a dummy O/S that is loaded with location tracking and spying software.

    The best solution would be (ideally) as follows:
    One Windows 7 installation fully encrypted using Truecrypt.
    One Windows 7 installation setup as a dummy O/S.
    Grub Bootloader that can load either O/S (Grub supports unlocking Truecrypt).

    Any ideas on how to implement this on an empty hard drive?
     
  2. fjawor

    fjawor MDL Novice

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    I don't think grub4dos would work because I am starting from a clean hard drive. But, I have the partitions in order. Are there any other ways to install grub for my circumstances?

    This is how I would like it to work:

    Windows 7 Home Premium (Unencrypted)​
    Power On---GRUB (Which O/S?)--{
    Truecrypt Bootloader----Password----Windows 7 Ultimate (Encrypted)



     
  3. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    What do you mean, "a clean hard drive"?
    Grub4dos can be installed to MBR. When it starts, it searches the available partitions for grldr and menu.lst, and then executes grldr. These can be placed on the unencrypted partition. So you would need one entry in grub to chainload bootmgr from the unencrypted partition, and one entry to chainload the TrueCrypt loader.
     
  4. fjawor

    fjawor MDL Novice

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    By clean hard drive, I mean new and no data.
     
  5. fjawor

    fjawor MDL Novice

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    How exactly would I do this? I am a noob.