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Old 5th October 2015
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Default Entering geli password on boot works after 20 min

I mount / partition on startup via this fstab entry:

/dev/ada0p2     /unenc             ufs          rw              1       1
/dev/ada0p3.eli /                  ufs          rw              2       2
On boot, I'm asked "Enter passphrase fo ada0p3" and then a few more kernel messages about umass and an external usb drive show up.

I'm then supposed to enter my passphrase. Sometimes, it's accepted instantly, most of the times, my keyboard typing is not accepted - it's like haven't typed anything. After say 20 min, my keyboard typing is finally accepted and my passphrase mounts / and booting continues. That's not supposed to be.

I don't think it a keyboard issue: it's a usb keyboard that works after booting flawlessly on the console and in X. I'm running FreeBSD 10.2.
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Old 6th November 2015
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I just wonder if others run into the same issue or not. So, is anyone mounting an encrypted partition via fstab during boot and if so, does it work flawlessly or now?

BTW: I can mount encrypted partitions after boot without any issues (external usb drives).
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Old 7th November 2015
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You'd be better off asking your question at forums.freebsd.org .
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Old 7th November 2015
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You are using geli on / ? I have one geli partition for /home and there is no delay during booting.

This is my /boot/loader.conf.local in case that helps.

I doubt I can help in regards to using a geli on root (/), but for me I get a keyboad usb message once I start typing. I almost wonder if i is a keyboard/usb issue.

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