On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 07:53:49PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote: > On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 09:04:34AM -0400, Steve Bertrand wrote: > > Hi all, > > > > 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?
Maybe not encryption, but integrity protection is very important for laptops. GELI supports integrity protection for a while now. If you don't protect integrity of your entire laptop disk, it is trivial to trojan userland utilities and/or kernel and steal your password. If someone needs your data, he can dump encrypted partition, trojan your system and once you connect to the internet and attach your encrypted partition, the trojan will send the password to the attacker. Many people often leave their laptops in hotels rooms, for example. -- Pawel Jakub Dawidek http://www.wheel.pl [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.FreeBSD.org FreeBSD committer Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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