ZFS boot inside on the second partition inside a slice

Zhihao Yuan lichray at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 01:07:30 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 7:58 PM, Xin LI <delphij at delphij.net> wrote:
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> On 06/15/11 17:42, Zhihao Yuan wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I configured my disk layout according to
>> http://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/ZFSBootPartition
>> But I swapped the order of the freebsd-zfs and freebsd-swap. The 4.0G
>> freebsd-swap partition appears first inside the slice.
>> After that, I write zfsboot on both ada0s2 and ada0s2b, but the boot0
>> gives me a "Read error".
> Where did your second slice start?  There can be a lot of reasons why it
> gives Read error.

After an NTFS partition of 12GB.
This should be the problem with zfsboot, because if I use sysinstall
to install a bootmgr, the boot gives me a "not UFS" error, which means
the boot0 is done (am I right?).

> I personally recommend using GPT scheme instead of MBR, as you have a
> dedicated partition for gptzfsboot, which is much cleaner than this
> approach.

Yeah, yeah, I agree. I should not plan to play Windows games.

> Cheers,
> - --
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