Whoops - two mistakes in my original email:

First, the following fstab line is a typo (in my original email, not in
my actual fstab):

/dev/ad11.elif   /disk2  ufs     rw         2 0

It actually ends in a "2", not a "0".

Second, when I typed the following:

"Here is my fstab, which is the same in /boot/etc of my thumb drive and
/boot/etc of the thing on the hard drive that should get mounted as root"

The copies of fstab are actually in "/etc", not "/boot/etc".  This is true
for both the thumb drive and the hard drive.

> I've been trying to set up a system (7.0 Release) with full-disk
> encryption, using GELI, and booting from a thumb drive.  When booting, it
> gets as far as asking me for the passphrases of the various encrypted
> disks; when I give them, GELI indicates that it successfully attached to
> each, but after I've entered the last of them, the system puts out a bunch
> of messages (most of which quickly scroll off my screen) looking like it's
> trying to continue booting, but having problems.
>
> Those that are left when it finally stops scrolling seem to indicate that
> it can't get to /usr.  Here is what remains on my screen when it stops
> scrolling:
>
> eval: /usr/sbin/sendmail: not found
> /etc/rc: WARNING: run_rc_command: cannot run /usr/sbin/cron
> Local package initialization:
> dirname: not found
> Starting background file system checks in 60 seconds.
> logger: not found
>
> After that is a blank line, then a line with the date and time, and then a
> bunch of lines like the following:
>
> Mar 14 22:39:06 init: can't exec getty '/usr/libexec/getty' for port
> /dev/ttyv4: No such file or directory
>
> The only difference between the "getty" lines is the ttyv* they show.
>
> Thereafter, once every thirty seconds, another eight copies of the "getty"
> line show.  This happens indefinitely thereafter (I let it go for an hour
> or so).
>
> If I start up Fixit from a LiveFS CD, geli attach and mount what should be
> /usr as something like "/myusr", I can see that all of the things I expect
> to be there really are there (including, for example, libexec/getty).
>
> Does anyone have any idea why this would be happening, or any idea on how
> to troubleshoot it? The fact that I can't get to getty makes it...
> difficult.
>
> Here is my fstab, which is the same in /boot/etc of my thumb drive and
> /boot/etc of the thing on the hard drive that should get mounted as root
> (again, I can confirm this by mounting it as /myslash via a LiveFS CD):
>
> /dev/ad10.elia   /       ufs     rw         1 1
> /dev/ad10.elib   none    swap    sw         0 0
> /dev/ad10.elid   /var    ufs     rw         2 2
> /dev/ad10.elie   /tmp    ufs     rw         2 2
> /dev/ad10.elif   /usr    ufs     rw         2 2
> /dev/ad11.elib   none    swap    sw         0 0
> /dev/ad11.elif   /disk2  ufs     rw         2 0
> /dev/ad13.elib   none    swap    sw         0 0
> /dev/ad13.elif   /disk3  ufs     rw         2 2
> /dev/acd0        /cdrom  cd9660  ro,noauto  0 0
>
> Thanks in advance for any help.
>
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