2010-11-17

Truecrypt Bootloader

The TrueCrypt Bootloader which enables the full-disk encryption for Windows resides in the MBR and some sectors following the MBR (sector 0), in my case the first partition starts at sector 2048, which implies the Boot Loader residing in MBR + sector 1-2047.

For backup / copying reasons, you might however want to omit the copying of the partition table which also resides in the sector 0. Thus you copy the first 446 Bytes (see Wikipedia/MBR) of sector 0, as well as sector 1-2047 with a sector size of 512 Bytes for backup/restore - that worked for me. Watch out for possible changes and check the start of the first partition on the disk!
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