How to disable GELI selectively?

thor thor at
Tue Jun 19 03:39:25 UTC 2018

The other partitions are NOT in fstab. They are mounted manually with 
explicit mount and geli attach commands. Moreover, it occurs during a 
boot well before init gets control and spawns the mount process.

On 06/19/18 09:50, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:19:01 +0800
> thor <thor at> wrote:
>> Hello!
>> Here I have a computer with 2 HDDs partitioned identically with GELI
>> encrypted root as in
>> When I boot the computer it properly asks the passphrase
>> for /dev/ada0p3 and mounts /dev/ada0p3.eli as a root.
>> Then, it asks "Enter passphrase for gptid...." which I don't want
>> since the second HDD should be attached manually when needed ONLY and
>> all other time it should be unmounted. I am to press enter enough
>> times to make me mad.
>> What should I do?
> just take all other partitions / slices out of /etc/fstab.
> Erich
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