Booting ZFS and GPT

Randi Harper randi at
Sun Sep 27 05:24:32 UTC 2009

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 4:51 AM, Anselm Strauss <amsibamsi at> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?

I am working on this, but it is a lot of work. Don't expect it anytime soon,
as it involves ripping out libdisk and replacing it with libgeom.

-- randi

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