should bsdinstall work?

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Wed May 5 17:10:22 UTC 2021

On Wed, May 05, 2021 at 04:37:12PM +0200, Daniel Dowse wrote:
>Hello J.
>you can try to run bsdinstall with script option.
>Create a file name it e.g rpi.bsdinstall and put
>export DISTRIBUTIONS="kernel.txz base.txz"
>bsdinstall zfsboot
>inside. Then run
>bsdinstall script rpi.bsdinstall
>and follow the dialog.
>This to be said, i haven't used it with ZFS but with UFS to create VM Images
>(amd64) successfully this way.

Hi Daniel, thanks for yr input.

Managed to get a little further with your instructions, but now the error is 
"no root partition found. The root FreeBSD partition must have a mountpoint of '/'".

This happens after the disk is selected to install zfs-on-root

If I remove the zfs element from the script, re-run it then select auto
ufs, it gets a little further then fails at the point where it wants to
alter the MBR, with the same error message.

Maybe I'm going about this the wrong way. What I really need is an
installer. As far as I can tell, the only things available for
arm64.aarch64 for the rpi4 are bootable images - ie without installer.
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