grub, install cd and root-on-zfs

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Tue May 15 06:15:32 UTC 2007

Peter Schuller <peter.schuller at> writes:
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at> writes:
> > Considering the amount of work which would be required to allow FreeBSD
> > to boot from ZFS (which you apparently do not appreciate), I perfectly
> > understand Pawel's choice.
> I have already given up on using the FreeBSD boot loader on any system
> except in simple cases. I have had too many issues with the automatic
> re-writing of the boot configuration nuking partition tables, infinite
> chainload looping and whatnot. Nowadays I just keep a grub floppy in all
> my machines and boot off that; that way I know I will always be able to
> boot.

You are confusing boot stages.  Booting from ZFS has nothing to do with
boot0, which is what you are complaining about here.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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