geli keyfile not loading at boot

Michael W. Lucas mwlucas at
Wed Aug 20 22:02:24 UTC 2014

On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 05:13:07PM -0400, Michael W. Lucas wrote:
> geli_da1p1key_keyfile0_load="YES"
> geli_da1p1key_keyfile0_type="da0p2:geli_keyfile0"
> geli_da1p1key_keyfile0_name="/boot/da1p1.key"
> boot_verbose=1

And, of course, I figured this out right after sending this mail.

The _type line must reference the encrypted partition, not the
partition the key file is on. This entry seems to mean "the encryption
key for partition X is: geli_keyfile_0" -- it's not "here's the
location of the keyfile.


Michael W. Lucas  -  mwlucas at, Twitter @mwlauthor,

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