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  1. Whole disk encryption

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    I own PGP 9.0 and have installed it on a laptop but am apprehensive about
    running whole disk encryption on my boot drive.

    Dell Inspiron 9300, Centrino, 7200 rpm 60gb HD. WinXP HOME.

    Any thoughts, doubts or inspirations?
    George

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  2. Re: Whole disk encryption

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    G S wrote in news:XaOme.67852$Yr4.17392@fe07.news.easynews.com:

    > I own PGP 9.0 and have installed it on a laptop but am apprehensive about
    > running whole disk encryption on my boot drive.
    >
    > Dell Inspiron 9300, Centrino, 7200 rpm 60gb HD. WinXP HOME.
    >
    > Any thoughts, doubts or inspirations?


    I was very hesitant to try it on my Inspiron 2650, but did so with the 9.0
    beta, and regretted it when I could not boot. My initial blame went to my
    having the Dell Utility partition as my first partition. But now, I
    suspect that the problem was that I encrypted to a key on my eToken - I
    think where I went wrong was encrypting to a key generated off the eToken,
    rather than on it. Before too long, I'll probably try it again, but will
    either encrypt to a passphrase or a key generated on the eToken. Be sure
    to have a drive or disk image in case you need it, or at least have your
    data backed up.

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  3. Re: Whole disk encryption

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    Tom McCune wrote:
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    > G S wrote in news:XaOme.67852$Yr4.17392@fe07.news.easynews.com:
    >
    >
    >>I own PGP 9.0 and have installed it on a laptop but am apprehensive about
    >>running whole disk encryption on my boot drive.
    >>
    >>Dell Inspiron 9300, Centrino, 7200 rpm 60gb HD. WinXP HOME.
    >>
    >>Any thoughts, doubts or inspirations?

    >
    >
    > I was very hesitant to try it on my Inspiron 2650, but did so with the
    > 9.0 beta, and regretted it when I could not boot. My initial blame went
    > to my having the Dell Utility partition as my first partition. But now,
    > I
    > suspect that the problem was that I encrypted to a key on my eToken - I
    > think where I went wrong was encrypting to a key generated off the
    > eToken, rather than on it. Before too long, I'll probably try it again,
    > but will either encrypt to a passphrase or a key generated on the eToken.
    > Be sure to have a drive or disk image in case you need it, or at least
    > have your data backed up.
    >

    Perhaps by 9.1 or better it may work.
    I just tried it on a 256 mb memory stick which appeared alright, but when I
    checked the volume windows reported it as "Dirty". So I reformatted it
    thinking that it would work like a pgpdisk (I was wrong). PGP does not
    recognize it anymore thought Windows still sees it just fine.

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  4. Re: Whole disk encryption

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    Tom McCune wrote:

    > I was very hesitant to try it on my Inspiron 2650, but did so

    with the 9.0
    > beta, and regretted it when I could not boot. My initial

    blame went to my
    > having the Dell Utility partition as my first partition.


    have had a similar experience with a Dell laptop
    and think it is the Dell utility partion as i don't use
    e-tokens

    vedaal

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  5. Re: Whole disk encryption

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    "vedaal" wrote in
    news:1117543735.026995.175140@z14g2000cwz.googlegr oups.com:

    >> I was very hesitant to try it on my Inspiron 2650, but did so

    > with the 9.0
    >> beta, and regretted it when I could not boot. My initial

    > blame went to my
    >> having the Dell Utility partition as my first partition.

    >
    > have had a similar experience with a Dell laptop
    > and think it is the Dell utility partion as i don't use
    > e-tokens


    Very interesting. Since I no longer have that Dell Utility partition, that
    may even give me a better chance of success next time!

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  6. Re: Whole disk encryption

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    On Tue, 31 May 2005 00:26:31 GMT, in comp.security.pgp.discuss G S
    wrote:

    >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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    >I own PGP 9.0 and have installed it on a laptop but am apprehensive about
    >running whole disk encryption on my boot drive.
    >
    >Dell Inspiron 9300, Centrino, 7200 rpm 60gb HD. WinXP HOME.
    >
    >Any thoughts, doubts or inspirations?
    >George
    >



    Browse the horror stor-- err, threads over at forums.pgpsupport.com.


    shg

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  7. Re: Whole disk encryption


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    Thanks for the forum pointer although it doesn't fix this screwed up
    release.

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    Simon H. Garlick wrote:
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    > On Tue, 31 May 2005 00:26:31 GMT, in comp.security.pgp.discuss G S
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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    >>I own PGP 9.0 and have installed it on a laptop but am apprehensive about
    >>running whole disk encryption on my boot drive.
    >>
    >>Dell Inspiron 9300, Centrino, 7200 rpm 60gb HD. WinXP HOME.
    >>
    >>Any thoughts, doubts or inspirations?
    >>George
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > Browse the horror stor-- err, threads over at forums.pgpsupport.com.
    >
    >
    > shg
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