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Old 12th October 2017
mefisto mefisto is offline
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Default OpenBSD 6.1 to 6.2

Greetings all,

as noted in my first thread, I had installed OpenBSD 6.1 as an experiment along with Windows 7 and I am so pleased with it, that I would like to continue using it. Since version 6.2 is out I though that I would upgrade my installation by (a) encrypting the OpenBSD partition and (b) install or upgrade to version 6.2.

Regarding (a) reviewing FAQ # 14, I understand that encryption must happen before the operating system is installed and it is possible to encrypt only a partition. Since my OpenBSD is installed on fourth fdisk(8) partition containing the disklabel(8) partitions, I have been reading the man page for the bioctl(8) command, but cannot figure out how to specify the fourth fdisk(8) partition to be ecrypted. Any help?

Regarding (b) since I have done a lot of customization via /etc, do I have to (1) upgrade 6.1 to 6.2, (2) copy /etc of the upgraded system, (3) encrypt the partition, (4) install 6.2, and (5) rewrite /etc with the copied /etc? Or is there a better/easier way?

Kindest regards,

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