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gr2y

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Tutorials FAQ
« on: November 21, 2015, 08:43:02 am »
Welcome to the DiskCryptor Tutorials forum.

You are welcome to post your detailed encryption tutorials here for discussion and further transfer to wiki (or post them at wiki directly).

Configurations, like:
  • single/multi disk, full/partly encrypted
  • multiOS (eg different OS versions – xp/7/8.1)
  • network boot
  • etc.
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Anfinuo

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Re: Tutorials FAQ
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2015, 05:16:04 pm »
Glad you decided to do it :)

Does my multi-tutorial qualify:
https://diskcryptor.net/forum/index.php?topic=5284.0
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Re: Tutorials FAQ
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2015, 05:46:41 pm »
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Does my multi-tutorial qualify?
The one about download/burn iso files?  :)
This board is more about how2do something on your own rather than download complete solution. However I moved such topics here as well.

Anfinuo

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Re: Tutorials FAQ
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2015, 07:19:53 pm »
Yes, that one.
And it is about doing something on your own. Maybe you take it for granted, but there are people for whom it's like superstring theory in cuneiform.
But now, since we have a "dedicated" tutorial subforum, I have a reason to create something more to your liking. Although, like I've said back then, I would need some help.

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Re: Tutorials FAQ
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2015, 08:02:53 pm »
Hello.

This thread describes a way to add Diskcryptor to a 64-bit WinPE:

https://diskcryptor.net/forum/index.php?topic=5147

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Re: Tutorials FAQ
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 12:17:24 pm »
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Hello.
This thread describes a way to add Diskcryptor to a 64-bit WinPE:
https://diskcryptor.net/forum/index.php?topic=5147
Thanks, moved to this board.

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Re: Tutorials FAQ
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 09:25:54 am »

Italick

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Re: Tutorials FAQ
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2015, 12:38:07 am »
Alkoro, you also explained a patch for changing the color of the selector bar here:

https://diskcryptor.net/forum/index.php?topic=5307

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Re: Tutorials FAQ
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2015, 08:35:21 am »
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Alkoro, you also explained a patch for changing the color of the selector bar
Yep, I remember of course, but I do not think that this stuff should be added because there is described methods (partially, yes) of "dirty hacks", at least it is not ethical on tutorial section.
As I understand it, the addition of materials in the content does not depend on personal will who wrote the posts. On the other hand, if such a wish will be, why not?

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Re: Tutorials FAQ
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2015, 10:12:30 pm »
Created few wiki pages – Tutorials and Troubleshooting with preliminary structure and content (links to forum are temporary).
The idea is to create step-by-step guides (eg LiveMedia creation). Some tutorials can be separated to unic pages if too massive (dual OS configurations?).

Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

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Re: Tutorials FAQ
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2016, 04:06:24 pm »
Looks like nobody is excited about updating these few summary pages.  :-\

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Re: Tutorials FAQ
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2016, 12:01:56 pm »
Since our "whooping" helpdesk staff, got "cut" by one third some time ago (and he was our most "prolific author"), it's not really surprising.
I myself have nasty personal\family problems, so don't really have the time, and definitely don't have the will :(

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Re: Tutorials FAQ
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2016, 10:01:48 pm »
Hi.

I'm thinking now of perhaps writing a little bit about dual booting.

edit:

Below I have summarized dual boot configuration.  This may be taken for the wiki and changed as needed:

Customizing a computer to perform a dual boot requires close attention to details.  The Diskcryptor bootloader is designed to flexibly accommodate an abundance of dual boot scenarios, not all of which are discussed here in detail.  What is presented here are tips to make a dual boot configuration work with Diskcryptor.

After the computer is started and the user enters a password, Diskcryptor allows chainloading of partitions that are encrypted with the password that was entered, as well as chainloading of unencrypted partitions.  Diskcryptor supports chainloading of multiple partitions sequentially.  For example, Diskcryptor may first cause a boot manager to be started on a certain encrypted partition.  Then after the user selects an encrypted operating system located on another partition, that operating system starts with the help of Diskcryptor.   For this to work, the boot manager partition and the operating system partition need to be encrypted with the same password.

If the configured booting method for Diskcryptor's bootloader is "first partition with appropriate password", it is possible to use 2 different passwords so that each password would result in Diskcryptor chainloading a different encrypted partition initially.  For example, there is one disk in the computer with 2 partitions.  The first partition is encrypted with password A.  The second partition is encrypted with password B.  If A is entered at the prompt, Diskcryptor chainloads the first partition; and if B is entered at the prompt, Diskcryptor chainloads the second partition.  The first and second partitions each contain one Windows operating system from this list: XP, 7, 8, 10.

It is important to note that standard installations of Windows 7 and later have a boot manager partition which is separate from the operating system partition (C drive).  It is possible to install Windows 7 or later, then remove the separate boot manager partition, and finally create a new functional copy of the boot manager inside the operating system partition.  In the dual boot example above where passwords A and B are used, it is assumed that if Windows 7 or above is present in one of the partitions, this partition has been prearranged to contain the boot manager for the operating system located there.  The boot manager in the first partition needs to point the computer to the first partition on the disk, and the boot manager in the second partition needs to point the computer to the second partition on the disk.

It is also important to note that Diskcryptor's bootloader does not support GPT partitioned disks and UEFI native mode startup.  It supports MBR partitioned disks and BIOS mode startup.  BIOS mode startup may be emulated by a computer with UEFI if the boot mode is set to "legacy" or "CSM".

See also:

Diskcryptor Bootloader Options
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