Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 00:35 UTC
OpenBSD Theo de Raadt has announced the release of OpenBSD 5.2. The OpenBSD 5.2 release page has a detailed list of all changes and improvements. As always, I would love for someone to write proper items about OpenBSD releases - it's outside my interests and cursory glances don't do it justice.
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disk encryption
by evert on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 05:38 UTC
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2005-07-06

For this very secure operating system, it is disappointing that it does not even offer disk encryption in the installer.

Full-disk encryption is probably not even possible.

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/9527/how-should-one-set-up-...

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RE: disk encryption
by kjamc1982 on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 20:36 in reply to "disk encryption"
kjamc1982 Member since:
2007-05-09

It isn't in the installer you have to do the disk encryption before you start the installer. Here is a link to how I installed OpenBSD with full disk encryption.

http://geekyschmidt.com/2011/01/19/configuring-openbsd-softraid-fo-...

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RE: disk encryption
by Surtur on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 22:12 in reply to "disk encryption"
Surtur Member since:
2009-04-15

For this very secure operating system, it is disappointing that it does not even offer disk encryption in the installer.

Full-disk encryption is probably not even possible.

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/9527/how-should-one-set-up-...


Not to long ago this source change showed up: http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=135135263905569&w=2

As I read this commit booting from softraids should now be possible in -current. Therefore if I understand this correctly Full-disk encryption is now possible (though not in the just released 5.2).

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RE[2]: disk encryption
by kjamc1982 on Sun 4th Nov 2012 00:28 in reply to "RE: disk encryption"
kjamc1982 Member since:
2007-05-09

Yes, I have use this method to install OpenBSD 5.1 on my Laptop. You should not need to use -current, just to get full disk encryption.

Edited 2012-11-04 00:28 UTC

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