HOWTO: FreeBSD ZFS Madness (Boot Environments)

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at
Fri May 4 22:02:03 UTC 2012

>>>>> "vermaden" == vermaden  <vermaden at> writes:

vermaden> # fetch

Heh.  That's HTML.  I think you want


vermaden> # chmod +x beadm
vermaden> # ./beadm list
vermaden> # ./beadm activate default
vermaden> # reboot

vermaden> Be sure to use the latest *beadm* from one of these:

vermaden> Let me know how these instructions work, especially if You got
vermaden> any errors or an unbootable system.

Oh, that worked perfectly, except for an error message during the

and after reboot, "zfs set mountpoint=none zroot" would also seem to
clean that up.

vermaden> It would be best if You would test this zpool root to sys/ROOT/be transition under VirtualBox for 100% safety ;)

vermaden> Regards,
vermaden> vermaden
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