ZFS pool not working on boot

Dmitry Morozovsky marck at rinet.ru
Thu Sep 20 14:45:28 PDT 2007

On Thu, 20 Sep 2007, Dan Nelson wrote:

DN> > It's a good idea to keep the actual old UFS / directory around 
DN> > although only /boot gets used in there if you mount / from zfs.
DN> What I do is populate my UFS /.boot filesystem with /etc, /lib, /libexec,
DN> /bin, and /sbin from my root filesystem, so if zfs fails to load it's
DN> easy to recover.

With small patch to rescue (including zpool and zfs together with libraries 
involved) all that required is copying /rescue and symlinking /bin and /sbin to 

Well, you also have to mkdir dev and possibly have ./etc/{,s}pwd.db to make tar 

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