ZFS-on-Root method

Allan Jude allanjude at freebsd.org
Thu Jun 12 05:33:04 UTC 2014

On 2014-06-12 00:34, Eitan Adler wrote:
> I think you meant Allan.  He was teaching me ZFS stuff too :)
> On 11 June 2014 00:05,  <freebsd at fongaboo.com> wrote:
>> I believe when we chatted, you noted that you wrote the ZFS-on-Root option
>> in the FreeBSD installer. Can you tell me which of these methods it uses?
>> https://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/UFSBoot
>> https://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/ZFSBootPartition
>> https://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/GPTZFSBoot/RAIDZ1
>> Thanks!
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It uses a heavily modified version of this:


The method it uses is not recreated explicitly on the wiki, as it has a
number of variables, especially the newer version in head that offers
encrypted and/or mirrored swap as well.

If you are interested in how it works, you can read the source code here:


Allan Jude

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