Attempting ZFS Only Install of 7.2
drew at mykitchentable.net
Fri Jul 17 20:14:19 UTC 2009
Andrey V. Elsukov wrote:
> Jason Garrett wrote:
>> Top Post, I know... but has anyone on @current tried a full on ZFS on
>> with GPTZFSBOOT?
>> Both Drew and I have both tried the guide at
>> link now :( )
>> I get as far as the message I detailed before using parts from another
>> guide. I am hoping for both of us, that someone here knows even a little
> I installed 8.0-BETA1 on ZFS 2 days ago. It works. I did following steps:
> 1. Boot from bootable USB-flash (Minimal FreeBSD installation with
> copy of install CD).
I can't figure out how to create bootable USB from Windows. Do not have
FBSD system with USB to create. Thus I have booted from DVD made from
> 2. Create partitions
> # gpart show ad0
> => 34 312581741 ad0 GPT (149G)
> 34 256 1 freebsd-boot (128K)
> 290 4194304 2 freebsd-swap (2.0G)
> 4194594 251658240 3 freebsd-zfs (120G)
> 255852834 56728941 - free - (27G)
> 3. Create zpool and filesystem hierarchy
> 4. Install FreeBSD from copy of install CD to ZFS. I used sysinstall
> with custom
> options (Install Root and Media Type)
I am stuck at this point. I have my zpool mounted at /zpool in the
FixIt environment. Then I exit FixIt and choose "Custom" from
sysinstall. I set appropriate "Options". Next I select my
distributions. Finally I hit "Commit" but systinstall complains that I
haven't labeled any disks. What step am I missing?
> 5. Create /etc/fstab, /etc/rc.conf, /etc/src.conf, /boot/loader.conf
> 6. Install ZFS aware /boot/loader
> 7. Create zpool.cache
> 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.
> It's all.
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