Attempting ZFS Only Install of 7.2

Jason Garrett kingedgar at
Fri Jul 17 01:18:59 UTC 2009

>snip everything that don't matter

> 8. Install ZFS boot:
> # gpart bootcode -b /zroot/boot/pmbr ad0
> # gpart bootcode -p /zroot/boot/gptzfsboot -i 1 ad0
> 9. Change mount points for zroot pool and reboot.


Step 8 was CRUCIAL to the setup. All along, following the guides, I was
doing this. The ONLY difference was after I built the loader with
LOADER_ZFS_SUPPORT=YES I did this step from /mnt2/boot/pmbr and
/mnt2/boot/gptzfsboot. One guide even had me do this first. This is the one
thing that made it work. I am now happy to be testing 8.0-BETA1 on my

I hope all of you stick around this thread since it was Drew's to begin


If you contact me off list, I can run down the steps I took to making this

A BIG THANK YOU to all who posted and helped!


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