Setting Up An Encrypted /boot Partition With Fedora & GRUB2
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 7 July 2015 at 11:44 AM EDT. 8 Comments
While more and more Linux distributions are making it easy from their installers to setup an encrypted root file-system, there's very few that go to the lengths of allowing an easy setup of an encrypted /boot partition.

Traditionally /boot has needed to be unencrypted, but the modern GRUB2 boot-loader can deal with it being encrypted. While Fedora Linux currently doesn't an expose an option for encrypting the boot partition, it's relatively easy to change it after the fact.

If you are interested in converting your Linux install to use an encrypted /boot for safeguarding the initial RAM disk and boot-loader, Dusty Mabe of Red Hat has written a blog post covering this process.
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