Ok How do I boot this monster?
baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Fri Nov 18 01:10:09 UTC 2016
On 11/17/16 19:04, Warren Block wrote:
> 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 for me.
>> 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.
Does anyone know if ports/sysutils/grub2 works? I found some old posts
on the net that is saying that it has some problems building and
installing under FreeBSD.
It might be a solution for me as I really don't want to do the hit the
keyboard at boot thing
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