I have a laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. I have encrypted my drives using BitLocker. Now I have also installed Lubuntu along with Windows. But my encrypted drives are not visible in Linux. How can I fix this?
You can access BitLocker partition under Linux using Dislocker, an opensource driver which is using FUSE (or not).
For that, you need the file on a USB key (the one with the .bek extension) or the recovery password.
My problem was that I could not boot Windows, and I needed a way to access my files on a Bitlocked partition. In order to do this, you need a bitlocker recovery password (8 groups of digits) and the ability to boot your system from USB.
Backups are fairly slow, but it might save some trouble if you do end up reinstalling windows. Good luck!
I just worked out a way to update Kali Linux and install
Using Kali Linux 1.0.9a i386 bootable DVD
Edit "/etc/apt/sources.list" and add:
Install programs using Terminal:
Find drive Bitlocker volume:
Make folders in /mnt:
Check if file exists to confirm proper Bitlocker key:
The only thing I've found that might help you is this. It's an experimental fuse driver that allows you to access BitLocker volumes. It's still in an alpha state, and it looks like you'll have to compile the code yourself. It also only allows read-only access, and some things might not work. I think it's your best bet, though.
BitLocker is a proprietary, closed-source drive encryption system only supported by Windows. You'll have to remove BitLocker encryption if you want to access your Windows partitions from Linux.
See What is the difference between disabling BitLocker Drive Encryption and decrypting the volume? for instructions on doing so. It would be advisable to have a backup of your data completed first.
Once the drive is decrypted, you can use TrueCrypt instead; reading a System Encryption volume under Linux isn't supported by default, but someone has figured out a work-around. See How to use TrueCrypt®-encrypted Windows system drives on Linux.
At the very least, review the TrueCrypt documentation and more specifically, the list of supported OSes.
Yet another option is PGP Whole Disk Encryption. See PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Dual Boot Linux and Windows XP.