View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install Ubuntu next to an encrypted WIN XP

April 23rd, 2010, 06:43 PM

even after a thorough search on Google I still do not know how I can install Ubuntu next to a fully encrypted (truecrypt) WIN XP.

When I gave up and just tried to install, the partitioner did not find another OS on the disc. :(

Any suggestions what I can do? I need to convert my friend from a XP user to an Ubuntu user. :)

Thanks a billion.

April 23rd, 2010, 07:07 PM
As long as there is free space on the disk, I don't see how this would be a problem.

April 23rd, 2010, 07:11 PM
a quick google suggests truecrypt sits on the MBR. That certainly could cause problems if ubuntu puts grub there!

Dont have the answer, but its a good question.

edit: have a look here
and here

and well, everywhere, just google for "truecrypt grub"

Its doable, but not automatic or entirely obvious!

April 23rd, 2010, 07:42 PM
nasty...windows bootscreen boots linux. nah...this is gonna be a complete reinstall. who cares 'bout win XP? I will let it die.

Thanks for pointing me to the right resources.