Missing GEOM ELI module in kernel
|Reported by:||pheet||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||geli geom eli encryption kernel||Cc:|
THe PCBSD kernel in the 1.4 series is missing the GELI module. I feel this is incorrect as:
a) GELI is a standard part of the FreeBSD kernel since 6.0. I think that the PCBSD kernel should contain additional modules, but not remove modules from the GENERIC 86 kernel so the base system is consistent with what is stated in the FreeBSD handbook (considered cannon).
b) It was part of the default kernel in pc-bsd 1.3. It's a bit of a shock when upgrading to 1.4 that one can't access one's encrypted partitions.
Add the line geom_eli_load="YES" to /boot/loader.conf.
To load the module without having to reboot for loader.conf to take effect, as root in a console enter:
# kldload geom_eli