help install new kernel on root-on-ZFS on 11-STABLE

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Sun Oct 16 22:30:37 UTC 2016

The bug report pointed to says the same thing but the new issue is it is
not documented in the Handbook and/or not mounted by default (for someone
who is brand new to ZFS it is very counter intutive to see a symlink
pointing off into space)

On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 6:21 PM, Brandon J. Wandersee <
brandon.wandersee at> wrote:

> Aryeh Friedman writes:
> > I just installed 11-STABLE on a brand new system and can't find a valid
> > /boot in which to do "make installkernel" to.  I am used to how to do
> make
> > world on UFS.   How do I do it on root-on-ZFS?
> Last I checked, the automated installer created a separate pool called
> "bootpool," with a symlink from /boot to /bootpool. Check to see
> "bootpool" exists; if so, it's not mounted, which is another problem
> that needs addressing. If it doesn't exist, then something has changed
> and I have no idea what to do.
> --
> ::  Brandon J. Wandersee
> ::  brandon.wandersee at
> ::  --------------------------------------------------
> ::  'The best design is as little design as possible.'
> ::  --- Dieter Rams ----------------------------------

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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