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Re: grub to help refund of pre-installations

From: Michael Gorven
Subject: Re: grub to help refund of pre-installations
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 16:59:20 +0200
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On Saturday 12 July 2008 16:39:21 Robert Millan wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 08:24:33AM +0200, Michael Gorven wrote:
> > On Tuesday 08 July 2008 07:32:40 Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> > > This news, basically, says that my company will provide a solution to
> > > activating pre-installed software in a computer, after entering an
> > > access code with cryptography, using GRUB 2.
> >
> > I have been working on adding support for encrypted partitions to GRUB2.
> > It includes a generic crypto module with numerous ciphers and hashes,
> > which may be useful to you. My patch[1] is still waiting for further
> > review and for some legal issues to be addressed.
> I think what Okuji said means merging it in GRUB 2 is not a prerequisite
> for this plan:

I agree. I was just pointing out that my work may be useful and could save him 
some effort. His module could use the ciphers and hashes from my patch 
instead of reimplementing them again.


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