Does anybody have a solution on how I can run Linux (Mint) alongside Truecrypt which needs to be encrypted by truecrypt?

Ideally though I would like both operating systems encrypted by Truecrypt, but that isn't possible as Truecrypt is lacking in these kind of features. And unfortunately the devs legged it away from their software.


Last comment at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1869028 suggests running Linux alongside an encrypted Windows partition is possible.

  • Linux has built-in encryption that is way better than dead truecrypt, so basicly you install any linux distro you want and check the full disk encryption checkbox somewhere in the installer. Ubuntu has one, so have most of noobish distros.
    – cylgalad
    Oct 12, 2015 at 9:09
  • The whole OS encryption is only available when you are installing from scratch and formatting your drive from what I have observed so far.
    – user138072
    Oct 12, 2015 at 14:09
  • And what's wrong with that? It's the other way used in windows (both TC and BL) that's wrong.
    – cylgalad
    Oct 13, 2015 at 8:42
  • Because I can't encrypt Linux if I am dual booting. I can only encrypt Linux if I am formatting the drive first and removing Windows, which I don't want.
    – user138072
    Oct 13, 2015 at 14:19
  • I understand what you mean - that by installing Windows first and then encrypting, that the encryption can be cracked by looking at the files that were there before. But that is not what I am referring to. And frankly, as great and open source it is, I trust Truecrypt more than Linuxs' built in encryption. Again, as far as I am aware, it is the only encryption software that hasn't been cracked by even surveillance agencies and doesn't have backdoors. Unless you know something I am not aware of or am overlooking? Cheers
    – user138072
    Oct 13, 2015 at 14:20


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