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Date:      Mon, 16 Nov 2009 15:09:22 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Partition naming, fstab, and geli
Message-ID:  <20091116150922.6a2b5553@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <2daa8b4e0911151823sd98f726ma4b8eebf05b16dd0@mail.gmail.com>
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On Sun, 15 Nov 2009 19:23:15 -0700
David Allen <the.real.david.allen@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2.  My second question is in regards to using the 'xx' fstype to have
> the system ignore that device.
> 
> Consider, for example, a geli encrypted partition.  The .eli device
> doesn't exist at boot time.  I discovered by accident that the system
> won't boot with an fstab entry for a device that doesn't exist.  So
> if I was to record an entry in fstab, I couldn't use
> 
>     /dev/ad1e.eli  /home/david/private  ufs  rw  0  0
> 

geli partitions can exist at mount time, but you either have to be
present at the console to type-in the pass-phrase or configure it to
use a passfile.

If you attach your geli-partitions manually then you can either set
the fstab entries to noauto, or omit them altogether.



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