GELI full disk, booting from thumb drive - can't get to /usr?
bob at vesterman.com
bob at vesterman.com
Sat Mar 14 21:55:37 PDT 2009
Whoops - two mistakes in my original email:
First, the following fstab line is a typo (in my original email, not in
my actual fstab):
/dev/ad11.elif /disk2 ufs rw 2 0
It actually ends in a "2", not a "0".
Second, when I typed the following:
"Here is my fstab, which is the same in /boot/etc of my thumb drive and
/boot/etc of the thing on the hard drive that should get mounted as root"
The copies of fstab are actually in "/etc", not "/boot/etc". This is true
for both the thumb drive and the hard drive.
> I've been trying to set up a system (7.0 Release) with full-disk
> encryption, using GELI, and booting from a thumb drive. When booting, it
> gets as far as asking me for the passphrases of the various encrypted
> disks; when I give them, GELI indicates that it successfully attached to
> each, but after I've entered the last of them, the system puts out a bunch
> of messages (most of which quickly scroll off my screen) looking like it's
> trying to continue booting, but having problems.
> Those that are left when it finally stops scrolling seem to indicate that
> it can't get to /usr. Here is what remains on my screen when it stops
> eval: /usr/sbin/sendmail: not found
> /etc/rc: WARNING: run_rc_command: cannot run /usr/sbin/cron
> Local package initialization:
> dirname: not found
> Starting background file system checks in 60 seconds.
> logger: not found
> After that is a blank line, then a line with the date and time, and then a
> bunch of lines like the following:
> Mar 14 22:39:06 init: can't exec getty '/usr/libexec/getty' for port
> /dev/ttyv4: No such file or directory
> The only difference between the "getty" lines is the ttyv* they show.
> Thereafter, once every thirty seconds, another eight copies of the "getty"
> line show. This happens indefinitely thereafter (I let it go for an hour
> or so).
> If I start up Fixit from a LiveFS CD, geli attach and mount what should be
> /usr as something like "/myusr", I can see that all of the things I expect
> to be there really are there (including, for example, libexec/getty).
> Does anyone have any idea why this would be happening, or any idea on how
> to troubleshoot it? The fact that I can't get to getty makes it...
> Here is my fstab, which is the same in /boot/etc of my thumb drive and
> /boot/etc of the thing on the hard drive that should get mounted as root
> (again, I can confirm this by mounting it as /myslash via a LiveFS CD):
> /dev/ad10.elia / ufs rw 1 1
> /dev/ad10.elib none swap sw 0 0
> /dev/ad10.elid /var ufs rw 2 2
> /dev/ad10.elie /tmp ufs rw 2 2
> /dev/ad10.elif /usr ufs rw 2 2
> /dev/ad11.elib none swap sw 0 0
> /dev/ad11.elif /disk2 ufs rw 2 0
> /dev/ad13.elib none swap sw 0 0
> /dev/ad13.elif /disk3 ufs rw 2 2
> /dev/acd0 /cdrom cd9660 ro,noauto 0 0
> Thanks in advance for any help.
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