Attempting ZFS Only Install of 7.2
drew at mykitchentable.net
Mon Jul 13 23:10:22 UTC 2009
Jason Garrett wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 13:30, Drew Tomlinson <drew at mykitchentable.net
> <mailto:drew at mykitchentable.net>> wrote:
> Jason Garrett wrote:
> I see you tried the zpool import and export, but did you
> perform `mkdir /boot/zfs` directly before `zpool export tank
> && zpool import tank` ?
> I just have to ask because I did not see that specified, and
> you mention not being able to find zpool.cache. /boot/zfs is
> where zpool.cache hides out.
> Yes I did. However I figured out my problem. I was chrooted into
> /dist and the zpool.cache was being written to /boot/zfs (as you
> mention). But because of the chroot, when I checked /boot/zfs, I
> was *really* checking /dist/boot/zfs. Thus my problem. :)
> However I'm still having difficulty. I suspect I don't have a
> /boot/loader that supports zfs filesystems as I just boot to the
> 'OK" prompt. An 'lsdev' only shows BIOS devices but I've seen
> posts on the Net that indicate I should have zfs devices listed
> there too if I have a proper /boot/loader. I've used the one from
> both 7.2-RELEASE.iso and 8.0-BETA1.iso but no luck. Do you know
> of any way I can confirm or deny my suspicion?
> I am in the same spot you are now. I started the process yesterday but
> had to quit because it got too late. Apparently the few who have
> written these guides have gotten it to work, but that still eludes me.
> I'll post back if I get it working or have any new developments.
Well you're doing better than me. I've been at this for about 10 days
off and on. :)
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