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Separate Passwords for encrypted partitions

Created: 21 Feb 2013 • Updated: 06 May 2013 | 5 comments
WFS's picture
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I set up 2 partitions on my hard drive, Boot and Data.  I encrypted the data partition first.  I was surprised when I booted the machine and was asked for the passphrase.  Later I encryped the boot drive and set a new passphrase for it.  Now both partitions have the same passphrase and I can't change one without the change affecting both partitions.  Is ther a way to correct this?

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Alex_CST's picture

You should be able to log into the machine, open  up pgp desktop and go to "change passphrase" on the relative partition and it should reflect only that partition

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WFS's picture

I know it should work that way but it does not.  I use the change pasphrase utility on the Data partition and it changes it on the boot partition at the same.

Tom Mc's picture

I would consider just encrypting the non-boot partition to your public key.  If for some reason, this is not acceptable for your needs, I would then try adding yourself as a passphrase user, and after making sure you have this passphrase access use working, you might want to delete the public key user access.

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WFS's picture

Rather than trying to seperately encrypt the Data partition, I created a virtual disk on the Data partition and encrypted it and was able to use a different passphrase than the boot partition.

PGP_Ben's picture

It sounds like WFS posted the solution. I am marking his last comment as the solution.

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