Ok How do I boot this monster?
wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Nov 18 00:04:36 UTC 2016
On Thu, 17 Nov 2016, Baho Utot wrote:
> On 11/17/16 14:19, Warren Block wrote:
>> On Thu, 17 Nov 2016, Baho Utot wrote:
>>> Ok I have installed 11.0 latest memstick image.
>>> I patched/hacked bsdinstall ( /usr/libexec/bsdinstall/zfsboot) to install
>>> my zfs raidz2 using 800GB partitions. And it even worked!
>>> Now I need to boot this monster as well as my current 10.0 version until I
>>> can build my desktop upon the raidz, then I will decommission the 10.0
>>> version when the 11.0 version is up to snuff.
>>> I have boot0 install to ada0 which boots win7 and 10.0 freebsd.
>>> Can this also boot the raidz?
>> No, boot0 is MBR-only. The easiest way I see to do this is to install
>> gptzfsboot bootcode to the ZFS drives and choose one of them from the BIOS
>> boot menu. Grub can multi-boot GPT also, although it needs a small
>> partition of its own.
> I think the bsdinstall puts that code onto the zfs drives already or am I
> miss informed?
> Would creating the raidz on MBR partitions be an answer?
That might actually work. Too much work, and too much a step backwards
> Is there a HowTo that shows me how to setup grub if so I have some space left
> on the drives so I can give grub what it needs.
If you have any reasonably standard machine from the last decade or so,
there is a keypress on boot to choose a boot device. This might have
been disabled, but then could be re-enabled. For quality home-builder
motherboards like Gigabyte, it's F12. For quality prebuilt systems like
Dell, it's usually F12.
For HP... it could be pretty much anything. F10, F9, Esc. Anything,
really, except F12.
More information about the freebsd-questions