GRUB Boot Loader Adds Support For LUKS2 Encrypted Disks


GRUB boot loader adds support for LUKS2 encrypted disks.

The GRUB boot-loader has finally merged support for dealing with LUKS2 encrypted disks.

GRUB boot loader adds support for LUKS2 encrypted disks.

GRUB has supported LUKS1, but until today the mainline GNU GRUB boot-loader has not supported LUKS2 disk encryption, thus now allowing the boot-loader to decrypt disks in that newer format.

LUKS2 has been around for a few years going back to the stable cryptsetup 2.0 in 2017, thus making this GRUB support rather late to the party.

LUKS2 offers greater security hardening, extensibility improvements, in-place upgrades over the earlier LUKS format, and other improvements.

There had been requests for LUKS2 support in GRUB going back to at least 2018 while a few months ago patches finally materialized and as of today is now merged to Git master.

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