Ok How do I boot this monster?
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Nov 17 23:49:46 UTC 2016
On Thu, 17 Nov 2016, Brandon J. Wandersee wrote:
> I would recommend just using gpart(8) to install the correct bootcode
> (/boot/gptzfsboot) as Warren suggested. The trouble, though, is
> that---unless I'm mistaken---that bootcode requires a dedicated
It does, but there was a freebsd-boot partition on each of the ZFS
disks. 512K, even, so more than large enough for the current version of
> Configuring the system to boot would require 128k partitions
> to be created at the start of each disk to hold the bootcode, and that
> would mean either manually partitioning the drives (which is the typical
> way of installing to a custom ZFS setup) or writing more code into your
> custom bsdinstall.
We might have been looking at different disks in that gpart output.
Incidentally, while the boot partition is usually first, I'm fairly sure
that it does not have to be first and can be in any position.
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