Help booting FreeBSD with a ZFS root filesystem

Ross Penner ross.penner at
Mon Jan 25 21:57:37 UTC 2010

I'm trying to set up a system using ZFS as the root filesystem. I
followed this guide: (
Everything went swimmingly until I rebooted and the system failed to


FreeBSD/i386 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
(root@, Mon Jan 25 13:03:11 UTC 2010)
can't load 'kernel'

Type '?' for a list of command, 'help' for more detailed help.

I used the memstick 8.0-Release. Can anybody suggest what could have
gone wrong, or how I could find out what could have gone wrong?

Thank you for any help

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