I have machine with windows 7 installed and full disk encryption using TrueCrypt. I'm wondering if there is a way to install linux next to windows but without reinstaling everything and loosing data?

On normal machines without truecrypt I've done it like that:

  1. shrink windows partition
  2. create new partition from free space
  3. install linux on new partition

But I don't know if it is a good way of doing it with true crypt.


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Partition tools cannot change the size of TrueCrypt partitions. You have to unencrypt the partition, then make your partition changes, then re-encrypt the now smaller partition.

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