FreeBSD 10.1 + ZFS

Jon Radel jon at
Tue May 26 22:34:58 UTC 2015

On 5/26/15 5:12 PM, Baho Utot wrote:
> 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?

Well, installing to ZFS is trivial in 10.1 if you let the installer do 
the installing.  However, if you dislike its notions of what to do, 
overriding what the installer does ranges from trivial to painful 
depending on which of its defaults you object to.

Perhaps if you shared with us why you wish to manually partition your 
disks and/or what you mean by "install directly to ZFS" we could offer 
suggestions more to your liking.  Or to put it another way, what does 
Auto-ZFS do that you dislike?

And if you really want to do the whole thing without the installer, 
what's the problem with

which Ben Woods already called to your attention?

--Jon Radel
jon at

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: smime.p7s
Type: application/pkcs7-signature
Size: 3870 bytes
Desc: S/MIME Cryptographic Signature
URL: <>

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list