Installing to RaidZ-1

Baho Utot baho-utot at
Sat Nov 12 19:17:56 UTC 2016

On 11/12/16 13:29, Brandon J. Wandersee wrote:
> Baho Utot writes:
>> I want to reinstall my desktop system using a raidz-1 filesystem using
>> the current installation image for usb drive.   Reading the handbook I
>> find that bsdinstall will not do the installation I want.  I am using 4
>> 1TB drives and I want to partition to 800GB and install the raidz
>> there.  Can I create a raidz storage pool manually and then use
>> bsdinstall or will I have to manually install freebsd not using bsdinstall?
>> How do I do this?
> When the installer reaches the disk partitioning stage, it will present
> you with a list of options, one of which is "Shell." This will drop you
> to a shell instance where you can manually create your partitions and
> your zpool. A brief message will appear when you first enter the shell
> with basic instructions:
> 1. Mount your custom partitions with /mnt as the root of the system. In
>     this case, use the `-R /mnt` flag when creating the pool so your new
>     root ZFS filesystem is mounted there.
> 2. Create a custom fstab file and place it in /bsdinstall_etc. I'm not
>     sure how necessary this is if you aren't using fstab to mount any ZFS
>     filesystems; that is, I don't know if the installer will try to stick
>     its own fstab into the installed system if a custom one isn't present.

If it will boot I can fix up the /etc/fstab if needed

> Once you exit the shell the installer will proceed as normal: installing
> everything to the mounted disks/filesystems, adding users, etc. After
> the installation, you'll want to choose the option to drop to a shell
> again in order to edit /boot/loader.conf and /etc/rc.conf, make sure no
> invalid fstab file has been installed (if necessary) and set the
> "bootfs=" property on your new pool.

Ok I will try this

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