Booting ZFS and GPT
amsibamsi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 19:37:29 UTC 2009
My next question is: Is it actually the plan to use ZFS as official
root filesystem in FreeBSD, eventually replacing UFS? Is ZFS actually
designed for that use?
On Sep 17, 2009, at 22:25 , krad wrote:
> 2009/9/17 Anselm Strauss <amsibamsi at gmail.com>
> I've read and tried out that FreeBSD is able to boot from ZFS
> directly, also with GPT partitions, through zfsboot and gptzfsboot.
> When I tried the last time 8-CURRENT it was however not built into
> the release CD. Will this be included in the final release image? Is
> there any plan to include GPT and ZFS setup in sysinstall during an
> initial installation?
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> To big a rewrite needed i think. I've heard of plans to potentially
> release a graphical installer based on pc-bsd, which will do all the
> bells an whistles. Not sure what stage its at though.
> The biggest thing we need for the release is for the loader to be
> compiled with zfs support in. It seems to have been in and out over
> the past few months so i try to make sure i have my own version
> specially compiled with it in.
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