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Re: truecrypt support in grub ?

From: phcoder
Subject: Re: truecrypt support in grub ?
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 18:25:27 +0200
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Michael Gorven has already implemented LUKS support for grub2. Using truecrypt with linux partitions is a bad idea - this encryption isn't native to it in any way and also truecrypt is under GPL-incompatible licence which means it's unlikely to be incorporated to grub (you need to figure out the on-disk layout of truecrypt and then reimplement it from scratch (but you can reuse ciphers from luks implementation)). If all you want is boot windows installed on truecrypt partition then the best way is to chainload truecrypt booter. I haven't yet looked in it myself but it seems that truecrypt booter uses mbr gap too which conflicts with grub. However it can be workarounded by dumping contents of mbr gap created by truecrypt and replicating the action of tc-mbr (can't be difficult)
J. Bakshi wrote:
Hello list,

GRUB2 is a robust boot loader. Is it possible to have truecrypt encryption support dirctly in GRUB2 ? Then we can have truecrypt encrypted partition with linux installed and GRUB2 just decrypt it and load the kernel.

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