Dual Boot Operating System Compatibility and PGP Whole Disk Encryption
|Article:TECH148982|||||Created: 2006-10-30|||||Updated: 2013-01-17|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH148982|
PGP Whole Disk Encryption support for dual-boot operating system environments.
The following article describes the options available to encrypt a dual-boot system.
PGP Whole Disk Encryption
The PGP Whole Disk Encryption feature is available for use on a dual-boot system as long as you boot to an operating system supported by PGP Whole Disk Encryption. The currently supported operating systems include Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu and Redhat Linux.
See the following release notes for compatible Linux systems:
PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux 10.0.x and 10.1.x Release Notes
PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux 10.2 Release Notes
PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux 10.2.1 Release Notes
PGP Whole Disk Encryption is only supported on dual-boot systems on a single hard disk. Performing encryption on two seperate hard disks is not supported.
PGP Desktop must be installed on both operating systems before encrypting the disk.
|Warning: With versions prior to PGP Desktop 10.0, do not use PGP Whole Disk Encryption to encrypt server hardware. PGP Whole Disk Encryption is not supported on Windows 2000 Server, Server 2003, or Server 2008 with PGP Desktop 9.x.|
Be aware when using Partition mode encryption, this mode only supports dual-booting with another operating system (such as Linux) as long as you encrypt only the Windows partition. The unsupported operating system must be on separate non-encrypted partition. If encrypting both OS partitions is desired, Full Disk encryption mode must be used instead of Partition mode.
|Note: For additional information on partition encryption, please read the article at the following link. Partition encryption for Windows|
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