I just want to follow up incase anyone else ever has a problem with this. What Mahmoud suggested above worked perfectly! Thanks so much for sticking with me and getting this working!
On windows 7 by default during setup it creates a 100mb unencrypted partition incase you want to use bitlocker in the future. (As bitlocker requires this partition to function). The bitlocker files only use about 35 megs or so, so it leave plenty of room to put these files there. In order to see the drive though you much assign it a drive letter first. Here are the steps to get Ubuntu 9.10 working with bitlocker:
Thanks again for your help!
- Use EasyBCD to create a entry for linux. Use Grub2 for the type.
- Launch Computer Management: Start -> Right-click My Computer -> Manage
- Once that opens click Disk Management on the left.
- In the list at the top Right-Click on System Reserved and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths
- Click Add.
- Pick any available drive letter from the list. I'll use R for this example.
- Now copy the folder NST and the file ANG0 from your C Drive to the new drive you just picked (R in my example)
- Now go back to EasyBCD and click Change Settings and Under Entry-Based Setting change to the new OS you created. Select the drive you picked earlier (R in my example) and Save Settings.
- (Optional Step) If you would like to rehide R from My Computer list go back to Computer Management -> Disk Management -> System Reserved -> Change Drive Letter and Path -> Remove R drive from the list (This just hides the drive, it does not delete any data)
- Reboot and test to see if works! It did for me!
Hi to all, my laptop has the following partitions:
- Windows 7 64bit ( C: )
- data (NTFS) ( D: )
- Linux (Ubuntu) boot (GRUB2)
- Linux root
- Linux swap
This dual boot configuration worked well with Windows bootloader and EasyBCD, until I encrypted te C: Windows 7 partition with Bitlocker. After that change I get now the "try(hd0,0): NTFS" prompt when choosing the Ubuntu entry at boot.
What is strange in my configuration is that neither before Bitlocker installed, nor now I have the mentioned 100 MB partition. I used severel partition manager (Acronis, Gparted, ...) but non og these has found any 100 MB partition.
I've tried to put the NST dir and the ANG0 file either on C: or on D: but it didn't work. When choosing this location in EasyBCD also a "root" item is present in the drop down menu: what is it ?
Many thanks in advance for any help.