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PGP Initial UI disappeared on WinXP/Ubuntu Daul Boot

Created: 02 Oct 2012 | 1 comment

Dear All,

I need your help for PGP recovery.

First, I installed WinXP and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Daul Boot system on my Thinkpad T410, and there are two drives, C and D, on Windows system. Next I installed PGP on Windows and encrypted C drive only. When I rebooted my computer there is a PGP Initial UI to input password, and then I could select Ubuntu or Windows XP.

When I upgraded Ubuntu's kernels, I have to append menu entry for Windows XP in grub.cfg file, for instance:

menuentry "Microsoft Windows XP For IBM" --class windows {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
  search -s -f /ntldr
  ntldr /ntldr

so that I could select windows.

But yesterday after I upgraded Ubuntu and rebooted the system, I could not see the PGP Initial UI so that I could not access Windows now. I think the reason may be that the new upgrade updated MBR, then destroyed the PGP Initial UI. So could I recover  the PGP Initial UI? Should I use PGP WDE recovery disk image? How could I check my PGP version?

Thanks a lot.

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echang's picture

I have the similar environment as the blog:

But there are some differences:

1. I only encryped C drive in Windows, and my D drive could be mounted in Ubuntu

2. I could boot Ubuntu system

The output of "fdisk -l" on my Ubuntu:

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2cee4f72

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63   106081919    53040928+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2       106081981   976771071   435344545+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5       106081983   642947759   268432888+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda6       642949120   968673279   162862080   83  Linux
/dev/sda7       968675328   976771071     4047872   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Some more questions:

1. My colleague told me the version of PGP is 10.2, but should I confirm it further since there are so many subversions? see:

2. Could I create a bootable USB drive using this iso image instead of CD ?