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Secure Drive questions...
Hi, I recently got me a much larger hard drive and would like to encrypt
more than one partition using SecureDrive. I'm using an old 1.1 version
which, when I log into one partition, the others vanish. I'm using the
same passphrase on both paritions.
I've never upgraded because the previous version did what I wanted it to
do very well and I have never had a problem with it. I've noticed that
on some machines SecureDevice failed where SecureDrive 1.1 worked
perfectly... So I've stuck with that... but now, I'd rather not join the
two partitions together if I can help it... too much work to copy
everything off, repartition, restore, etc... (This is a 1.2Gb WD Caviar
drive using the Disk Manager crud that makes the drive visible to DOS by
loading some DMDRVR.BIN driver only - my BIOS only sees 550Mb or so
Is this a question of upgrading, if so, what's the latest version? And
are there any catches, snags, or problems to watch out for before I
potentially kill my drives? :-)
A few more questions, I've left a bit of space for me to experiment with
something like OS/2Warp or Win95 or even Netware 4.1 (got a cool 2 user
license for $50 from Novell I'd like to install.) Now while OS/2 and
Win95 can see FAT partitions, what will stop them from trying to run
something like chkdsk on it? Can I load the secure drive tsr to keep the
encrypted drive safe with those operating systems?
(I know Netware will keep its mits off non-Netware partitions, so that's
a safe bet - but then I don't have another PC to use as a host so this will
be a clientless server. Just want to experiment with it I guess... :-)
I'd also consider messing with NT, I have enough RAM and space, but
anyone know a place I can get a good price for it? $400 is a bit steep
for an OS I probably won't do much with.
And YES, I will install Linux - soon as I can get it to recognize my
I/O-less FutureDomain clone SCSI controller. (It's based on the 950 chip,
no I/O address, uses int 15 and DMA for transfers..) Works okay under
Coherent - then again, I'm using the IDE controller under Coherent... :-)
The SCSI FD controller is for the CDROM drive...
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