Problem in attaching newly encrypted disk

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Mon Jul 5 12:29:10 PDT 2004

In message <20040705192618.GB74224 at>, Allan Fields writes:

>> Did not know that its better to not use the raw partition :-(
>Well, I guess it doesn't matter unless something assumes that it
>can write over the first sectors containing your data.
>The good news is you still have your lock selector file (-L/-l).
>PHK: wouldn't the BDE class / GEOM prevent boot code from being
>written to the underlying partition (provider) if it were attached
>at the time?

yes, it would not be able to over write it.

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