Attempting ZFS Only Install of 7.2
kingedgar at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 20:25:20 UTC 2009
I will post my exact steps around 1800 CDT, and probably put it up on
my webserve later on.
Do only @freebsd.org members have access to the FreeBSD wiki?
I'm posting from my bb at work so sorry if this top posts or messes
anything else up.
On 7/17/09, Drew Tomlinson <drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
> 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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