On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 06:44:25PM +0100, Paul de Weerd wrote:
On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 01:35:38PM +0000, Frank Beuth wrote:
| > | This way the evil maid would have nothing to tamper with.
| >
| > Note that with this approach, a default OpenBSD install to your
| > machine will still install a bootloader on the physical disk inside
| > your machine.  It's then on you to NOT use that.
| That's a heck of a hack!

Not sure how you mean that - I don't think it's that much of a hack,
mostly an interesting side-effect of how the bootloader works in
general.  Taken in combination with a "normal" install to removable
media, you get basically exactly what you want at no additional cost.

Note that you don't have to do a full (or even minimal) install, if
all you really want is use the bootloader on the removable media.
It's just the easiest way to prepare it that I know of.  Besides, if
you do a 'normal' install, you have a convenient 'live' or 'rescue'
system to carry around with you whenever you go: I've got one of these
on my keychain :)

Yes, it's a cool way to combine things to get unexpected functionality.
I haven't dug into the bootloader much... is there a reasonably easy way
to get the USB-stick-bootloader to boot the hard drive partition by

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