ZFS root partition

Craig Butler craig001 at lerwick.hopto.org
Mon Aug 9 09:14:16 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-07-27 at 16:42 -0700, Rob Farmer wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 6:45 AM, John Baldwin <jhb at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > On Tuesday, July 27, 2010 4:40:48 am Rob Farmer wrote:
> >> Is is possible to have a ZFS root with sparc64? I've used one of the
> >> guides on the wiki, http://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/GPTZFSBoot, on
> >> amd64 and it worked fine, but that doesn't seem to apply, since the
> >> /boot/pmbr and /boot/gptzfsboot files don't exist on sparc64.
> >
> > Booting from a GPT isn't supported for OpenFirmware, so it doesn't work for
> > sparc64.
> Okay, so I looked at some of the non-GPT examples on the
> http://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS page, and they still reference files
> that don't exist for sparc64, like /boot/boot and /boot/boot0. I don't
> really know much about sparc64 - I bought a cheap box off ebay more as
> a curiosity than anything else - what is the proper way to partition
> and install a bootloader on sparc64 without sysinstall? Everything I
> can find online seems to be i386/amd64 centric.
> Thanks,

Confirmed... zfs root with ufs boot works on sparc64, been using it for
a while.

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