Converting sysinstalled FreeBSD into ZFS-only server.

Bruce Cran bruce at
Fri Aug 6 21:38:32 UTC 2010

On Fri, 6 Aug 2010 07:15:20 -0700
Jeremy Chadwick <freebsd at> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 03:48:40PM +0200, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
> > In case you are interested:
> > 
> >
> Are there efforts underway to make sysinstall ZFS-aware on FreeBSD?  I
> believe the PC-BSD folks did this but I haven't checked it out.

ae@ is working on geom-ifying and adding support for ZFS to sade.
I've started working on making sysinstall grok geom, but getting it to
the stage of understanding ZFS is a long way away, and will need new
partitioning code based around gpart. I believe the plan for 9.0 is to
have pc-sysinstall from the PC-BSD project be available as one of the
installers; the backend has already been committed and there's work
going on to add an ncurses frontend.

Bruce Cran

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