Booting a GELI encrypted hard disk

Steve Bertrand iaccounts at
Wed Oct 10 06:04:22 PDT 2007

Hi all,

I am voraciously attempting to get a FreeBSD system to boot from a GELI
encrypted hard disk, but am having problems.

All of my searches lead to the same problem...GELI passphrase can not be
entered correctly upon boot. I have tried everything I have found on the
web (including disabling 'kbdmux' in the kernel) to no avail.

Is there any chance that anyone here has found a resolution to this
problem, in the 6.x branch, and if not, has it been looked/resolved
within -current?

Does anyone have a suggestion for a workaround?

Thanks for any advice.

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