kern/157863: kbdmux prevents geli passwords from being entered
properly on boot
rsimmons0 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 04:00:21 UTC 2011
>Synopsis: kbdmux prevents geli passwords from being entered properly on boot
>Arrival-Date: Tue Jun 14 04:00:20 UTC 2011
>Originator: Robert Simmons
If you initialize a geli encrypted provider using the "-b" flag to have it ask for the password during boot and you have kbdmux enabled as it is by default there is a conflict and the correct password is not accepted.
Initialize a geli encrypted provider with the "-b" option.
Add it to fstab so it is mounted at boot.
Notice that the correct password is rejected.
The workaround is to add the following line to /boot/device.hints
You can confirm that you are entering the correct password by adding the following line to /boot/loader.conf
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