FreeBSD 10.1 + ZFS

Brandon Wandersee brandon.wandersee at
Tue May 26 03:48:00 UTC 2015

On 05/26, Polytropon wrote:
> The bsdinstall "Welcome Menu" offers the choice "Shell"
> which should offer a functionality similar to the choice
> "Fixit" in sysinstall. The documentation also suggests
> that the single user mode, as well as the "Live CD"
> choice, could be used - at least that's why I understand
> from the description provided in the handbook.

It's my understanding that "Live CD" is the equivalent of Fixit: a clean,
single-user environment that can be used for system maintenance. "Shell" on the
other hand is tied to the installation environment, so that actions taken there
are recognized by the installer.

In any case, if the OP has some patience and a spare disk, it's less risky
(though more time-consuming) to install a new system, configure it, then set up
a new disk with ZFS and transfer the system via rsync. That's what I did anyway,
since it grants the convenience of a) having a working system in the meantime,
and b) leaves a spare copy of the system at hand at all times (in adition to the
requisite backup, that is).

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