Is there any way I can access a bitlocker encrypted Windows 7 drive from Linux? I am not using TPM and I do have the key on a USB thumbdrive. So I have all the pieces.

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You can try dislocker.

This driver uses a USB key (actually the specific .bek file on the USB drive) to decrypt a Win7 volume, so it's seem to fit your need and capacities.

  • Thanks very much for your answer. While I did manage to recover my data a while back - I think this seems to answer the question - though I have yet to test
    – nwaltham
    Oct 22, 2012 at 9:32

There are currently no Bitlocker drivers on Linux, so that is a no.

Though, you could fire up a VM and access it from there.

  • And after you access it, I would recommend switching to truecrypt truecrypt.org which works better and works in Linux also.
    – jhcaiced
    Dec 4, 2011 at 17:36
  • I wouldn't go that far, considering we know nothing of the user's work pattern. But fanboys will be fanboys.
    – surfasb
    Dec 4, 2011 at 22:23
  • No problem. Keep on trucking. . .
    – surfasb
    Dec 7, 2011 at 9:46

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