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How to access bitlocker encrypted drive in linux?

While installing Ubuntu I accidentally overwrote the boot sector that loaded Windows. One of my drives was encrypted using BitLocker Drive Encryption.

Ubuntu doesn't even show that drive. Is there some way I could open that drive on Ubuntu? Or do I have to install windows again or connect that drive to a Windows pc just to get the files from the drive??

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Why don't you just try and recover the boot sector? You need to use Windows to solve this problem, Ubuntu has never been able to read a encrypted drive ( encrypted by BitLocker ) likely never will be able to. –  Ramhound Nov 1 '12 at 12:04
    
That is a solution, thanks. I will however wait for a few more opinions. –  Imran Nov 1 '12 at 12:06
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Why don't you just try and recover the boot sector? You need to use Windows to solve this problem, Ubuntu has never been able to read a encrypted drive ( encrypted by BitLocker ) likely never will be able to.

What Ramhound told you is correct. Although there are highly technical operations using experimental software to accomplish this from GNU-Linux no reputable source that I'm aware of has published anything solid as of yet.

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