USB disk cryptographied with GELI and fsck

DSA - JCR juancr at
Fri Jul 13 14:16:27 UTC 2007

HI all again

FreeBSD 6.2 i386

I have a problem with an USB disk that I cryptographied with GELI.
It says that I must run fsck when I try to mount it.

I used the command

cat key1 key2 | geli -k - attach /dev/da1

when I try to mount it

mount /dev/da1.eli /usb2

I get an error saying that I need to run fsck in the disk.

Ok, How can I run fsck in this USB GELI disk?

i have used after attached the GELI disk as before

fsck /dev/da1.eli

and also

fsck -t geli /dev/da1.eli

and always I get the same

fsck doesn't recognaize the filessytem in the disk

what must I do?

Must I erase the disk and begin again?
I think that must be a fsck for GELI disk crypto or not.

Thanks in advance


Juan Coruña
Desarrollo de Software Atlantico

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