FreeBSD 10.1 + ZFS

Baho Utot baho-utot at
Tue May 26 21:12:49 UTC 2015

On 05/25/15 23:47, Brandon Wandersee wrote:
> 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).

Installing and then copying it over to the ZFS file system is not the 
correct answer.

There must be a way to install directly to ZFS....Is it really that hard?

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