Booting a GELI encrypted hard disk
freebsd-listen at fabiankeil.de
Wed Oct 10 11:18:53 PDT 2007
Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl> 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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