Booting a GELI encrypted hard disk

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at
Wed Oct 10 11:18:53 PDT 2007

Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 09:04:34AM -0400, Steve Bertrand wrote:

> > I am voraciously attempting to get a FreeBSD system to boot from a GELI
> > encrypted hard disk, but am having problems.
> You don't need to encrypt the whole harddisk. You can encrypt separate
> slices. There is no need to encrypt stuff like / or /usr; what is there
> that needs to be kept secret?

Encryption isn't only useful for private data,
it also reduces the risk of third parties replacing
your binaries with Trojans while your away.

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