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Date:      Mon, 9 Apr 2012 18:07:30 +0200
From:      "Christopher J. Ruwe" <cjr@cruwe.de>
To:        <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   zpool creation on geli failed with FreeBSD-9.0
Message-ID:  <20120409180730.08dfe9bb@dijkstra.cruwe.de>

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I was trying to install FreeBSD 9.0 using a geli encrypted disk and
ZFS on my ThinkPad R500 this weekend. I failed. 

Having sucessfully initialized the geli part and having attached the
provider, my attempt to create a zpool on the geli section thus

$> zpool create ntank /dev/ada0p2.eli 

failed with the message 

Cannot create 'ntank': invalid argument for this pool operation.

I could not convince the system to create the zpool on the geli part, so
I gave up and created the zpool on the unencrypted partition instead to
have a working machine for the week. I would, however, like to have my
data on an encrypted partition though. Has anyone witnessed and resolved
this issue or does anyone have other ideas?

Thanks for your help, cheers,
--
Christopher J. Ruwe
TZ GMT + 2h



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