ZFS booting without partitions (was: ZFS boot on zfs mirror)
mcdouga9 at egr.msu.edu
Sun May 31 07:18:02 UTC 2009
I encountered the same symptoms today on both a 32bit and 64bit
brand new install using gptzfsboot. It works for me when I use
a copy of loader from an 8-current box with zfs support compiled in.
I haven't looked into it much yet but it might help you. If you
want, you can try the loader I am using from:
On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 10:41:42PM +0200, Lorenzo Perone wrote:
On 28.05.2009, at 21:46, Mickael MAILLOT wrote:
> did you erase gmirror meta ? (on the last sector)
> with: gmirror clear ad6
ohps I had forgotten that. just did it (in single user mode),
but it didn't help :( Shall I repeat any of the other steps
after clearing gmirror meta?
thanx a lot for your help...
> 2009/5/28 Lorenzo Perone <lopez.on.the.lists at yellowspace.net>:
>> I tried hard... but without success ;(
>> the result is, when choosing the disk with the zfs boot
>> sectors in it (in my case F5, which goes to ad6), the kernel
>> is not found. the console shows:
>> forth not found
>> definitions not found
>> only not found
>> (the above repeated several times)
>> can't load 'kernel'
>> and I get thrown to the loader prompt.
>> lsdev does not show any ZFS devices.
>> Strange thing: if I boot from the other disk, F1, which is my
>> ad4 containing the normal ufs system I used to make up the other
>> one, and escape to the loader prompt, lsdev actually sees the
>> zpool which is on the other disk, and shows:
>> zfs0: tank
>> I tried booting with boot zfs:tank or zfs:tank:/boot/kernel/kernel,
>> but there I get the panic: free: guard1 fail message.
>> (would boot zfs:tank:/boot/kernel/kernel be correct, anyways?)
>> Sure I'm doing something wrong, but what...? Is it a problem that
>> the pool is made out of the second disk only (ad6)?
>> Here are my details (note: latest stable and biosdisk.c merged
>> with changes shown in r185095. no problems in buildworld/kernel):
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