What is this virtual machine created with qemu you talk about?
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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Roland Smith
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 1:01 PM
To: Eric F Crist
Subject: Re: GEOM/GELI Boot Disk Encryption
On Wed, Jun 06, 2007 at 07:28:48AM -0500, Eric F Crist wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I'm trying to take a system that already has a running freebsd system (or
> can start over), and make the entire system encrypted. I've found
> instructions (freebsd manual) for creating secondary disks, but not the
> disk in particular.
> Can anyone point me in the right direction?
The /boot directory must not be encrypted, so you need to put that on a
As for the rest, maybe the following thread will help you;
The thing is that sysinstall doesn't support creating encrypted disks,
so during install, you'd have to initialize and mount the encrypted
slices manually, and then resume sysinstall.
Personally, I wouldn't bother encrypting anything but your own data,
i.e. /home. And for backup purposes it's better to make a seperate slice
for that anyway. Disk encryption is only usefull when your disk is
stolen; as long as the disk is mounted, the data is readable (if
permissions allow) anyway.
If your /home is already a separate slice, back up your data, unmount
/home and encrypt it according to geli(8). Mount your encrypted drive
and restore your backup.
A good idea might be to create a virtual machine with e.g. qemu, and
practice on that before you screw up anything important. :-)
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