Booting a GELI encrypted hard disk
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Thu Oct 25 09:34:59 PDT 2007
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
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.
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