erm shot my foot off with zfs, q on rescue

Shamim Shahriar shamim.shahriar at
Sat Aug 20 23:51:40 UTC 2016

On 21/08/2016 00:44, Russell L. Carter wrote:
> Hi,
> So I misfired and hosed my 10/stable zfs / mounts by running
> zfs set mountpoint=/ zroot/zetc
> so that now I don't seem to actually have any of the uh mandatory
> system directories visible.  (turns red)
> No emergency thankfully, I've got three border gateways and just got
> all three happily configured so if I had to I could just reinstall
> this poor innocent one that I accidentally shot in the face.
> But as it happens I pulled it and have it interfaced with a keyboard
> and monitor and have booted a USB 10.3 stable install image.  I
> dropped into the shell, and ran zfs list and it comes up with nothing.
I'm not sure it is supposed to -- your boot disc has no knowledge of
available pools or the zfs available. The better way of doing it, if I
understand right as to what you are trying to do, would be to run

zpool import

that will show you available zpools.

Then you can import the pool using

zpool import <poolName>

you can even set different mountpoints etc., the export it, and then fix
the mountpoints as to where they are supposed to be.

Hope this helps.

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list