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  • Increased Use Of Windows BitLocker Is Causing Headaches For Linux Dual Booting

    Phoronix: Increased Use Of Windows BitLocker Is Causing Headaches For Linux Dual Booting

    Increase use of Windows BitLocker for full-disk encryption on Windows 10 and Windows 11 is causing more challenges by Linux distributions for supporting convenient dual boot functionality for those wishing to keep both Windows and Linux on the same systems...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/BitLoc...oot-Linux-Pain

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    Conversely: Herp-a-derp I've done gone and LUKS2'd my entire HDD and now the Winders Installer can't make a partition for Winders 11.

    OS specific full disk encryption methods mess with other operating systems? Who'd a thunk it?

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    • #3
      I've yawned.

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      • #4
        It would probably be best to write a Window GUI installer for these cases. You can resize and create partitions from the dark side to sidestep the issues

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        • #5
          Isn't this kind of the point of full disk encryption? To prevent 3rd party software from tampering with it in any way?

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          • #6
            Maybe the Linux devs at Microsoft should talk more with their Windows devs collegues to get snafu like that sorted out before it damages their reputation in the Linux community again.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ms178 View Post
              Maybe the Linux devs at Microsoft should talk more with their Windows devs collegues to get snafu like that sorted out before it damages their reputation in the Linux community again.
              Microsoft is extremely concerned about its reputation in the Linux community. LOL. LMAO. Why would they? Linux on the desktop is basically not a thing.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ms178 View Post
                Maybe the Linux devs at Microsoft should talk more with their Windows devs collegues to get snafu like that sorted out before it damages their reputation in the Linux community again.
                Currently, unless you use something universal like OpenZFS, the OS that encrypts it is the OS that decrypts and manipulates it. "Sorted out" would be porting BitLocker to Linux and LUKS1&2 to Windows because this is literally disk encryption working as expected.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by birdie View Post

                  Microsoft is extremely concerned about its reputation in the Linux community. LOL. LMAO. Why would they? Linux on the desktop is basically not a thing.
                  They actually are concerned these days. Linux is overtaking Windows pretty much everywhere outside of desktops and "pretty much everywhere outside of desktops" is where the big money is at. Sever contracts, cloud hosting, software as a service, etc. Linux is kicking some Microsoft ass with those.

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                  • #10
                    These Windows BitLocker challenges have been known for months
                    They've been known for years and they've been "resolved" years ago. All you have to do is boot Windows from the UEFI boot menu, and NOT from Grub's built-in, auto-detected "Windows" entry. That's it, you won't get the Bitlocker recovery screen anymore. Magic!

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