zfs enabled freebsd requires root zfs partition?

Gil Vidals gvidals at gmail.com
Tue Sep 7 23:06:54 UTC 2010

The exact error message I get is:

linker_load_file: Unsupported file type
kldload: can't load zfs.ko: Exec  format error.

I would appreciate any additional guidance. In the meantime, Randal Schwartz
was kind of enough to suggest PC-BSD, which includes an installer that
supports ZFS, so I will check them out.

--Gil Vidals

On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 9:50 PM, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Gil Vidals <gvidals at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Whenever If I used the standard install (UFS file system), I would always
>> get an "unsupported file system" error whenever I tried to kldload zfs.ko.
> That doesn't seem like a logical error, the only occurrence of the
> "unsupported file system" text in the src tree is in
> /usr/src/sbin/ggate/shared/ggate.c.  Can you be more specific about the
> steps you are taking to reach this error, and it's exact message.
> Is there away to install FreeBSD on the standard UFS file system and then
>> use the other disks on the server for ZFS?
> That's a very common approach.
> --
> Adam Vande More

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