Upgrading Boot Loader

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon Aug 2 20:39:59 UTC 2010

On 02/08/2010 20:29:41, Tim Gustafson wrote:
>> PS: I've just recently changed my mind and moved from dedicated
>> > vdevs to gpart. This gives possibility of:
>> > 1. Having raw swap partition suitable for swapping/dumping.
>> > 2. Updating bootcode online without loosing uptime.
>> > Just in expense of some kilobytes of disk space.

> I too am using gpart to partition the drives: ad8 and ad10 are
> partitioned using gpart.  I'm attaching the output of "gpart list" to
> this e-mail.  Is there an easier/better way to upgrade the boot
> loader with gpart partitions?

Step 5 from: http://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/GPTZFSBoot/Mirror

All you need is some bootable media with the latest gptzfsloader --
either 8.1-RELEASE or a recent 8.1-STABLE or 9-CURRENT snapshot.



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