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Date:      Wed, 09 Dec 2009 18:46:18 -0600
From:      "Corey J. Bukolt" <>
Subject:   Re: Temporarily halt boot process to enter encryption keys?
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Corey J. Bukolt wrote:
> Hello list,
> I have a FreeNAS box with a CF card for root, and 3 drives (soon to
> be 4) set up with encryption and raidz on top of them. A less than
> excellent detailed report of what I did is here:
> This setup is a bit hackish as after the
> system boots I need to attach each drive using geli, run "zpool
> import -f primary", and then restart all my services (nfs, samba,
> etc).
> It's become a bit of a chore (especially when doing it all from a
> N810), so I'm looking for a way to temporary halt the boot process
> so that I can ssh in, attach the drives, and then allow the system
> to continue to boot.
> A few ideas come to mind, such as meddling with rc scripts, but I'd
>  like to get some suggestions from the more experienced FreeBSD
> hackers before I go off breaking my system.
> Thanks, ~Corey
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