Boot to ZFS on FreeBSD 7.3
glen.j.barber at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 23:32:38 UTC 2010
On 6/28/10 7:27 PM, Glen Barber wrote:
> On 6/28/10 5:13 PM, Dan D Niles wrote:
>> The release notes for FreeBSD 7.3 said that it could boot to zfs. I did
>> not see any options for doing that via the normal install. I followed
>> the instructions here:
>> When I reboot, I get:
>> can't load 'kernel'
>> I wiped the disk and tried again to verify I didn't miss a step. Same
>> I saw a suggestion that zfs.cache needed to be copied. I did that
>> during the setup, but I tried doing it again from Fixit. Same result.
> You don't need this step for 7.3.
>> The other suggestion I saw was to do section 2 step 7 "again." That
>> shouldn't be necessary for 7.3, but I tried it anyway. Still seeing
>> "can't load 'kernel'."
I quoted the wrong sentence - you don't need _this_ step.
>> Any suggestions for getting FreeBSD 7.3 to boot to ZFS?
> Can you try the following at the loader prompt, where you see the
> FreeBSD boot options?
> load zfs
> load opensolaris # should not be necessary, but just to be safe
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