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Re: truecrypt support in grub ?

From: J. Bakshi
Subject: Re: truecrypt support in grub ?
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 21:12:05 +0530

On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 18:25:27 +0200
phcoder <address@hidden> wrote:

> Michael Gorven has already implemented LUKS support for grub2. 

really nice to know. But does it still required /boot partition as un-encrypted 

> 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)

eagerly waiting to see that grub2 support that 


> 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. 
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > 
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