Mounting zfs from a rescue shell

Andreas Davour koraq at
Mon Feb 3 12:33:58 UTC 2014

I've managed to screw up the /boot/device.hints file and would need to edit it. The problem is, I decided to go for the zfs option, and I'm not that used to that fs yet. 

So, how do I mount my hd root having booted from a usb stick?

zfs mount needs a dataset name, and I have no idea what to use.

mount -t zfs /dev/ada0p2 /mnt tells me "No such file or directory" which makes me think there's another slice or something with layers in layers. But, which is that?

Anyone have any hints? Please cc this address, as I'm not subscribed to questions.



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