Booting a GELI encrypted hard disk
iaccounts at ibctech.ca
Thu Oct 25 11:05:15 PDT 2007
Oliver Fromme wrote:
> Steve Bertrand wrote:
> > I haven't tried it yet, but I don't think that /boot on the encrypted
> > disk is necessary. I will rename the directory and reboot and see if it
> > barfs.
> It shouldn't be necessary. Once the kernel is loaded, the
> system never looks at /boot again.
> Unless, of course, you want to load a kernel module. Those
> are located in /boot/kernel by default, but you can change
> the if needed (see sysctl kern.module_path).
> Also, some system utilities that use KVM functions (vmstat,
> top, ps) might require access to the kernel file. But that
> can be changed, too: sysctl kern.bootfile.
> Other than that, the /boot directory isn't used at all
> during normal operation.
This is correct, I tested it.
Also, this system (with GEOM_ELI built into kernel) successfully
upgraded from 6.2 to 7.0 with ULE scheduler enabled with no problems at all.
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