GPT/ZFS/USB mountroot prompt

Carl Chave carl at
Wed Dec 1 05:07:58 UTC 2010

I followed a gpt/zfs on USB stick guide for putting a base 8.1-RELEASE
amd64 onto a 4GB sandisk USB memory stick.  All went fairly well and
the system will boot but fails to mount the root file system and dumps
me a the mountroot> prompt.  Entering zfs:zrootusb at the prompt works
and the system finishes booting.

In /boot/loader.conf I've got:

zrootusb mountpoint is set to legacy and /etc/fstab exists but is
empty, per the guide.

Any ideas?


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