ZFS root mount problem

Elias Chrysocheris eliaschr at cha.forthnet.gr
Wed Mar 2 13:01:09 UTC 2011

On Wednesday 02 of March 2011 00:22:28 Patrick Gibson wrote:
> I'm installing 8.2 on a server using the instructions for ZFS root
> filesystem (http://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/GPTZFSBoot), and when I
> reboot after installing, it says:
> Root mount waiting for: usbus4
> followed by:
> When I did the initial install, I booted using a CD, and then from the
> 8.2 livefs on a USB stick. I'm not sure where it's getting usbus4 from
> when it boots from the hard disk.
> I can't figure out where to reset this. Any pointers?
> Patrick
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I think that the file zpool.cache is missing or it contains pool data coming 
from the USB stick you used. I wrote an article for this, but unfortunatelly 
is in Greek... The article is here: 
Besides the problem that you will not understand what I write (:)) you can 
follow the commands. You will probably understand what's happening there. Just 
skip the part that I cange the names of the gpt partitions (the one that I 
have a bunch of "gpart modify" commands)

I hope it will be usefull to you

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