Issues w/ dislocker on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS @ Surface Pro 5 via Live Distribution

Hey guys,

struggling hard to encrypt my ssd on my surface pro 5 M1796 128GB after it did update to Win10 and hung up in a recovery loop.

Steps done:

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS via 64GB SanDisk USB 3.0 in Live Mode

Commands done
sudo apt-add-repository universe
sudo apt-get install dislocker
sudo mkdir /media/bitlocker
sudo mkdir /media/mount

sudo lsblk
-nvme0n1 119.2G (This should be my encrypted disk, isn´t it?)

sudo dislocker -v -V /dev/nvme0n1 --recovery-password=437[............]09495 -- /media/bitlocker

Now I get the errors:

The Signature of the volume () doesn´t match the BitLocker´s ones (-FVE-F5- os MSWIN4.1). Abort.
Cannot parse volume header. Abort

another time i did get sth like: not a directory
...could not read byte

So I try to encrypt on my surface the local disk, should I go via an external disk or why do I get the errors?
Soooo thankful for any help!

Cheers guys!

Lord Boltar

Active Member
This error ("The signature of the volume () doesn't match the BitLocker's one (-FVE-FS-).") is typical of a volume which is not a BitLocker one. However, there's an exception to this rule: a FAT volume encrypted using BitLockerToGo, which is a kinda BitLocker encrypted volume, but not exactly the same.
Therefore, you're not missing anything, except maybe that dislocker can't currently handle FAT-encrypted volumes.
You can format it in NTFS and BitLocker-encrypt it: dislocker will be able to decrypt it.
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