Is it possible to install FreeBSD on a single MBR slice with ZFS

krad kraduk at
Sat Apr 15 10:39:03 UTC 2017

it works fine on a single slice. I would probably do a manual install to be
safe, but thats just me, but then I was doing rootonzfs way before the
installation program supported it.

On 15 April 2017 at 10:55, Manish Jain <bourne.identity at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I always use freebsd-ufs for my installations. But I am interested in
> trying freebsd-zfs. My box has a single hard disk, an SSD with 4 MBR
> slices.
>  From what I could gather from the installer, it is not possible to use
> freebsd-zfs for / for a single slice. It looks to me like ZFS needs the
> whole disk.
> Am I wrong ? Is there any way I can get the installer to use ZFS for a
> single slice.
> Thanks for any information
> Manish Jain
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-questions at mailing list
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-
> unsubscribe at"

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list