I would like to set up my laptop to dual boot Arch Linux and Windows 7 with file sharing and encryption. Just wanted some advice on going about this because I have not dealt with encryption nor file sharing. I have two 500GB hard drives, and this is my plan:
- Install Windows 7 across both hard drives
- Use a live CD to wipe out Windows boot loader and replace with Grub Legacy
- Use live CD to wipe out second hard drive and re-size the Windows partition located on first hard drive
- Install Arch Linux along side with Windows 7 on first hard drive, all remaining space goes to home folder as ext2
- Install truecrypt and ext2fsd
- Is this the most efficient way to share files between both OSes? Or should I just be using NTFS to store all my data?
- How would the file permissions work when sharing files between Windows and Linux?
- Is there a high likley hood of corruption, and what is the ease of backing up files from an encrypted disk?
- Anything I should look out for, conflict between Grub and Truecrypt?
Thank you for any advice, and feel free to post any links you might find useful to me. I am trying to plan this out so I can minimize downtime as I do not want to spend more than a night on this, nor do I want to run into a major problem some time in the future.