Does 9.0-stable installer support full disc encryption

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Fri Apr 20 11:49:45 UTC 2012

On 20/04/2012 10:21, Frank Lanitz wrote:
> Wasn't able to find something about this: Do I have a chance to do
> direct installation of a FreeBSD into a full encrpyted environment where
> not only /home, but also e.g. /usr is encrypted? Currently I've got such
> a setup running with Linux inside a crypto lvm and don't want to miss it
> ;) However, currently looking what's the best way in getting a fresh
> installed FreeBSD into this state.

This isn't provided as one of the standard options in bsdinstall.

However, you can set it up by booting the install media into Live CD
mode, and doing the disk partitioning, encryption setup and so forth by
hand.  It's a bit tedious, but not really difficult, so long as you know
how to work commands like gpart(8) and newfs(8).



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

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