FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-amd64 "GEOM_ELI: Wrong key for d10s1d"
dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Mon Jan 14 02:05:42 UTC 2019
On 1/13/19 2:45 PM, Shamim Shahriar wrote:
> On 13/01/2019 22:32, David Christensen wrote:
>> I have installed FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-amd64 onto a SanDisk Ultra Fit
>> 16 GB USB 3.0 flash drive:
>> devices *da1 *
>> When I boot:
>> GELI Passphrase ************
>> Welcome to FreeBSD Boot Multi User
>> Enter passphrase for da0s1d
>> What passphrase is FreeBSD asking for? The GELI passphrase does not
>> work (nor does the root password):
>> GEOM_ELI: Wrong key for *d10s1d *
> Hi David
> It appears that you might have other discs in the system, identified as
> da0, which is encrypted and that is the passphrase it is asking for.
> That would also explain why the installer identified your SanDisk as da1
> (as highlighted above).
> You can check what you have in the system
> gpart show da0
> gpart show da1
> This will show you the partitions of the disks, and maybe help in
> figuring out what is happening.
> Hope this helps
Thanks for the reply. :-)
Correction: the error message is:
GEOM_ELI: Wrong key for da0s1d
To reduce confusion, I have wiped the SanDisk Ultra Fit 16 GB USB 3.0
flash drive, disconnected all internal drives except the optical drive,
and done a fresh install from CD to the USB flash drive.
After entering the GELI passphrase, the machine boots to the "login: "
$ freebsd-version; uname -a
FreeBSD beastie 11.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE #0 r335510: Fri Jun 22
04:32:14 UTC 2018
root at releng2.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
$ gpart show da0
=> 63 31266753 da0 MBR (15G)
63 1 - free - (512B)
64 31266752 1 freebsd [active] (15G)
$ gpart show da1
gpart: No such geom: da1.
So, it appears that I must use CD installation media, not memstick
media, when I want to install to a USB flash drive (?).
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