can I ram boot a whole disk encrypted image?
Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:10 PM
how can I encrypt a ram booting image? is it possible to install whole disk encryption on a small hdd then image it and then boot that image with Grub4Dos?
what would be the best encryption and imaging programs for this?
Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:25 AM
I had a similar idea, though I was trying to accomplish it initially from an already working image file on the hard drive. I was thinking that once I got it to work, carrying it around on my USB drive and/or mapping it to memory would be easy.
I could never get it to work though. Tried it with TrueCrypt and DiskCryptor. Both yielded the same BSOD 7B after installing the bootloader and trying to boot XP, I think the bootloader somehow/somewhere wiped out g4d drive mapping.
Ultimately, I think it would be great to have an encrypted XP installation to carry around on a USB/hard drive. It if was ever lost/stolen, no need to worry about the info as its encrypted.
Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:14 AM
Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:12 PM
what does work right now is discryptor WDE with usboot/xpsp2 on usb with grub4dos and firadisk .ima on the same partition but Id rather just have a ram booting image encrypted where it just asks for password after its loaded.
I'll experiment more with it later.
Edited by Zoso, 27 April 2011 - 11:12 PM.
Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:58 PM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:18 AM
Right. If you are trying to protect against someone copying your software, serial numbers, license keys, then I guess that's no good. If you're trying to protect some documents or files that you open with your software, then maybe it's all right.
That still leaves the problem of license and serial numbers in the registry and other places on your unencrypted boot drive.
I can't think of a good reason for why this disk encryption software shouldn't work for a RAM disk. Sorry I can't help at this time.
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