Encrypt your home folder after installation

Pierre Abbat phma at leaf.dragonflybsd.org
Wed Oct 4 20:26:19 PDT 2017

On Thursday, October 5, 2017 12:03:02 AM EDT Olle Harstedt wrote:
> Hi dfly!
> I've installed dfly and wish to encrypt my home folder. I discussed it
> breifly on #dragonflybsd, and it seems like the best option is to
> encrypt the whole disk *during* installation, not after. Are there any
> other options?

Are you encrypting just /home, or the whole disk? It's been a long time since 
I've installed any OS. On zyxomma (my DragonFly box) I have a plaintext slice, 
which is /, /home, and most other filesystems, and a ciphertext slice, which 
is /crypt and /usr/obj, which I put as a PFS on /crypt because I was once 
compiling lots of stuff at once and /crypt is bigger. On my Linux laptop and 
mailserver, I do have /home encrypted, but /usr is plaintext.

No matter how you set up disk encryption, /boot must be plaintext, because 
that's where the encryption code is stored.

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