Root boot/mount Password?
fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com
Wed Jul 30 00:36:48 UTC 2008
On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 12:12:16 +0200
Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Note that encrypting the partitions where the OS lives is not
> particularly usefull; there is nothing secret there. On the contrary,
> it would potentially make the encrypted partition vulnerable to a
> known plaintext attack.
The reason for doing it is to protect the OS from modification. For
that to be effective the /boot really needs to be on removable media.
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