On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 10:01, Drew Tomlinson <d...@mykitchentable.net>wrote:
> Jason Garrett wrote: > >> >> >> On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 18:09, Drew Tomlinson >> <d...@mykitchentable.net<mailto: >> d...@mykitchentable.net>> wrote: >> >> Jason Garrett wrote: >> >> >> >> On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 13:30, Drew Tomlinson >> <d...@mykitchentable.net <mailto:d...@mykitchentable.net> >> <mailto:d...@mykitchentable.net >> >> <mailto:d...@mykitchentable.net>>> wrote: >> >> Jason Garrett wrote: >> >> >snip >> >> I see you tried the zpool import and export, but did you >> perform `mkdir /boot/zfs` directly before `zpool export >> tank >> && zpool import tank` ? >> >> I just have to ask because I did not see that >> specified, and >> you mention not being able to find zpool.cache. >> /boot/zfs is >> where zpool.cache hides out. >> >> Yes I did. However I figured out my problem. I was >> chrooted into >> /dist and the zpool.cache was being written to /boot/zfs >> (as you >> mention). But because of the chroot, when I checked >> /boot/zfs, I >> was *really* checking /dist/boot/zfs. Thus my problem. :) >> >> However I'm still having difficulty. I suspect I don't have a >> /boot/loader that supports zfs filesystems as I just boot >> to the >> 'OK" prompt. An 'lsdev' only shows BIOS devices but I've seen >> posts on the Net that indicate I should have zfs devices listed >> there too if I have a proper /boot/loader. I've used the >> one from >> both 7.2-RELEASE.iso and 8.0-BETA1.iso but no luck. Do you >> know >> of any way I can confirm or deny my suspicion? >> >> >> >> I am in the same spot you are now. I started the process >> yesterday but had to quit because it got too late. Apparently >> the few who have written these guides have gotten it to work, >> but that still eludes me. I'll post back if I get it working >> or have any new developments. >> >> >> Well you're doing better than me. I've been at this for about 10 >> days off and on. :) >> >> Cheers, >> >> >> Drew >> >> >> Ok, now a few days later and still frustrated. Basically I narrowed my >> install down to one drive, divided up with gpt. I used a few sections from >> http://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSOnRootWithZFSboot - specifially the section on >> installing the sources from /dist/8.0-BETA1 as well as rebuilding the loader >> as this guide says. >> >> I actually got it to load the kernel, goes through that ok. As soon as it >> tries to mount the root filesystem, it hangs with the following messages. >> (Won't respond to the keyboard anymore) >> >> ----------- >> >> Trying to mount root from zfs:zroot >> ROOT MOUNT ERROR: >> If you have invalid mount options, reboot, and first try the following >> from the loader prompt: >> >> set vfs.root.mountfrom.options=rw (did this,no luck.. also >> switched to an /etc/fstab layout, still no go) >> >> and then remove the invalid mount options from /etc/fstab. >> >> Loader Variables: >> vfs.root.mountfrom=zfs:zroot >> vfs.root.mountfrom.options=rw,noatime (this is from the /etc/fstab >> attempt) >> >> ---------- >> >> Then it describes some specifications on how to use the <fstype>:<device>. >> >> I just don't get how some are getting this working, yet it comes so hard >> for others. >> >> Drew, I hope you have had better luck than I. I may just give up until it >> is a viable solution. >> > > No, you're still doing better than me. Thanks for the ZFSOnRootWithZFSboot > <http://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSOnRootWithZFSboot> link. I have basically > tried rebuilding the loader as described in that guide but did it with 7.2 > sources. It didn't work. > > My next step is to try with the sources on 8.0-BETA1 DVD iso but every time > I download the image and attempt to burn with Nero on a Windows machine, I > am notified by Nero of some error in the image and am offered the > opportunity to fix or ignore. I don't understand the error but will > probably just "ignore" and see if I get a boot. Nero also thinks it's a CD > and not DVD. I don't know if that will be an issue or not. > > I too have been considering giving up but I'm actually learning so much > about the boot process and how to install FBSD that I kind of enjoy it. > I've always relied on sysinstall in the past and then done interesting > tricks after install to get my filesystems laid out as I want. > > Good luck, > > Drew > Thanks everyone for the awesome input. I will be attempting another install tonight giving the usb drive thing a shot, as well as seeing if the partition is active. I'm sure I rebuilt the loader with "LOADER_ZFS_SUPPORT=YES", as It wouldn't even boot the kernel before I did this step. Alot of new things to try now, and Drew, I'm with you. I am actually learing alot about the boot process as well.. it just sucks to spend 10 hours in one day to have nothing work. :P Thanks again everyone, I will post back with my results. > > > -- > Be a Great Magician! > Visit The Alchemist's Warehouse > > http://www.alchemistswarehouse.com > > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"