Subject: Re: Noob asks: Encrypted Root filesystem with CGD?
To: newbie <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-crypto
Date: 06/07/2004 23:49:27
On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 06:57:26PM +0200, newbie wrote:
> hello,
> I'm a total crypto and *BSD newbie and this question may sound stupid.
> However, maybe some of you find the time to answer.
> Is it possible to encrypt the root filesystem with the Cryptographic Disk
> Driver under NetBSD?

No, because there is no way to configure the device, and enter the passphrase
if root isn't mounted. Code needs to be written for that.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference