conf/145613: booting from zfs root not working

Frank Bartels freebsd at
Mon Apr 12 22:40:04 UTC 2010

The following reply was made to PR kern/145613; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Frank Bartels <freebsd at>
To: Garrett Cooper <yanefbsd at>, bug-followup at
Subject: Re: conf/145613: booting from zfs root not working
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 00:35:58 +0200

 On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 16:02:49 +0200, Frank Bartels wrote:
 > >     2. The errors that you're seeing appear to be emanating from the
 > > ficl interpreter. I'd need to dig more, but this may just be a symptom
 > > of the bootloader being unable to read your disk.
 > I think you're right. I was told by Alexander Zagrebin <alexz at>,
 > the submitter of
 > "lsdev command doesn't show any zfs devices. :(" - I did not see
 > the prompt, so I did not try to type commands.
 I've installed 7.3-STABLE/amd64 under VMWare server now. This VM
 dows not show the 'FATAL: int13_harddisk: function 42. Can't use
 64bits lba' issue and seems to behave exactly like my hardware this
 pr is referring to.
 After a screen full of
 builtin not found
 forth not found
 I see
 only not found
 can't load 'kernel'
 Type '?' for a list of commands. 'help' for more detailed help.
 OK ls
 open '/' failed: input/output error
 OS lsdev
 cd devices:
 disk devices:
     disk0:   BIOS drive A:
     disk1:   BIOS drive C:
     disk2:   BIOS drive D:
 pxe devices:
 zfs devices:
 So the systems was able to load zfsloader from my zfsroot and forgot
 where to load the kernel from. Correct?
 P.S.: This time without annoying S/MIME signature, displayed under , but it's
 still me. :)

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