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    Encrypting a macbook with dual boot?

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    Does anyone know how to encypt a macbook when it is dual booted, so that on the main startup you put password in?

    They are Staff Macbooks that need access to school network, they're running Snow Leopard.

    Many thanks

    Kathy

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    Yep i did it with Trucrypt for windows and firevault for mac. You need to make sure the Windows partition is before the Mac one to work with truecrypt.

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    If all you want is a password on boot, you can set a Firmware Password to be required to turn on the machine. This is how I do it in DeployStudio
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    Its not encryption though

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    No sorry, I should of read the OP properly..:/

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    If windows 7 then maybe bit locker instead of true crypt ? Not really tried on a dual boot mac ie windows and OS X so will agree with FN_GM ref doing windows first and then OS X

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    If windows 7 then maybe bit locker instead of true crypt ? Not really tried on a dual boot mac ie windows and OS X so will agree with FN_GM ref doing windows first and then OS X
    Macs do not have a TPM so bitlocker wont be any good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Macs do not have a TPM so bitlocker wont be any good.
    Wikipedia link --> http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module


    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    In 2006, with the introduction of the first Macintosh models with Intel processors, Apple started to ship Macs with TPMs. Apple never provided an official driver, but there was a port under GPL available.[10] In 2009, Apple stopped shipping
    Never realised they stopped it in 2009. Drats

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