a question on ZFS boot/root in 8.0-RELEASE

krad kraduk at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 11 12:26:31 UTC 2010

2010/1/11 Dan Naumov <dan.naumov at gmail.com>

> Hello list.
> My concern is this: I really really like freebsd-update and want to
> continue using it. Freebsd-update however, assumes that no part of
> your base system has been compiled by hand, it's intended to be used
> to update from official binaries to other official binaries. I am also
> gathering (from things I've read so far) that you HAVE to build a
> custom loader if you want to boot off a ZFS mirror or raidz... but
> what about a non-redundant ZFS pool as system root in 8.0-RELEASE? Can
> I have a full ZFS FreeBSD installation on a non-redundant ZFS pool and
> have the system boot off it without having to compile anything
> manually with the existing binaries provided on the 8.0 install DVD?
> - Sincerely,
> Dan Naumov
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At the moment dont mix freebsd update and zfsroot. Much safer to do it from

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