NVbit : Accessing Bitlocker volumes from linux.
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  1. nvbit Bitlocker for linux Version .04
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  3. Nitin Kumar nitin at nvlabs.in
  4. Vipin Kumar vipin at nvlabs.in
  5. web: http://www.nvlabs.in
  6. Licensed under GPL Version 3
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  8. Copyright (c) 2008
  9. Released under the GPL Version 3
  10. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt
  11. This software uses software code from XYSSL library,specifically the SHA and AES implementation.
  12. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
  13. Microsoft,Bitlocker,Vista and other names are trademarks/registered names of their respective owners.
  14. System Requirements:
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  16. Linux
  17. FUSE
  18. USAGE
  19. -----
  20. Options:
  21. nvbit options mount_point [<FUSE library options>]
  22. The following options are supported.
  23. -i /i the name of input bitlocker voume which is to be decrypted
  24. -sk /sk Startup Key file or Recovery key file (normally stored on USB key)
  25. -rp /rp Recovery password which can be entered by hand
  26. after successful mounting, use ntfs-3g in read-only mode, to access the decrypted volume
  27. eg: ntfs-3g mount_point/NV_bitlocker_on_linux another_mount_point -o ro
  28. FAQ
  29. -----
  30. what is nvbit?
  31. nvbit is a usermode driver to access Windows Vista's Bitlocker Volume from linux, Provided you have the right keys
  32. why isn't write support available ??
  33. Actually, nvbit was written while analysing Bitlocker. So almost all the code was written just for testing( and is alpha stage).
  34. the project was abandoned due to other priorities
  35. if somebody wants to implement write support or improve it,
  36. drop us a mail, we will set it up on sourceforge, then you can carry on.
  37. in case of BUGS, drop us a mail to get it fixed.
  38. nvbit TODO !!!!!!!!
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  40. Some stuff that's missing
  41. * write support is not available, though it's trivial to add but still.