I will post my exact steps around 1800 CDT, and probably put it up on
my webserve later on.

Do only @freebsd.org members have access to the FreeBSD wiki?

I'm posting from my bb at work so sorry if this top posts or messes
anything else up.

On 7/17/09, Drew Tomlinson <d...@mykitchentable.net> wrote:
> Andrey V. Elsukov wrote:
>> Jason Garrett wrote:
>>> Top Post, I know... but has anyone on @current tried a full on ZFS on
>>> ROOT
>>> with GPTZFSBOOT?
>>>
>>> Both Drew and I have both tried the guide at
>>> http://lulf.geeknest.org/blog/freebsd/Setting_up_a_zfs-only_system/
>>> (dead
>>> link now :( )
>>>
>>> I get as far as the message I detailed before using parts from another
>>> guide. I am hoping for both of us, that someone here knows even a little
>>> bit.
>>
>> I installed 8.0-BETA1 on ZFS 2 days ago. It works. I did following steps:
>>
>> 1. Boot from bootable USB-flash (Minimal FreeBSD installation with
>> copy of install CD).
> I can't figure out how to create bootable USB from Windows.  Do not have
> FBSD system with USB to create.  Thus I have booted from DVD made from
> 8.0-BETA2-amd64-dvd1.iso
>>
>> 2. Create partitions
>> # gpart show ad0
>> =>       34  312581741  ad0  GPT  (149G)
>>          34        256    1  freebsd-boot  (128K)
>>         290    4194304    2  freebsd-swap  (2.0G)
>>     4194594  251658240    3  freebsd-zfs  (120G)
>>   255852834   56728941       - free -  (27G)
>>
>> 3. Create zpool and filesystem hierarchy
>>
>> 4. Install FreeBSD from copy of install CD to ZFS. I used sysinstall
>> with custom
>> options (Install Root and Media Type)
>
> I am stuck at this point.  I have my zpool mounted at /zpool in the
> FixIt environment.  Then I exit FixIt and choose  "Custom" from
> sysinstall.  I set appropriate  "Options".  Next I select my
> distributions.  Finally I hit "Commit" but systinstall complains that I
> haven't labeled any disks.  What step am I missing?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Drew
>
>>
>> 5. Create /etc/fstab, /etc/rc.conf, /etc/src.conf, /boot/loader.conf
>>    http://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSOnRootWithZFSboot#line-118
>>
>> 6. Install ZFS aware /boot/loader
>>    http://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSOnRootWithZFSboot#line-144
>>
>> 7. Create zpool.cache
>>
>> 8. Install ZFS boot:
>> # gpart bootcode -b /zroot/boot/pmbr ad0
>> # gpart bootcode -p /zroot/boot/gptzfsboot -i 1 ad0
>>
>> 9. Change mount points for zroot pool and reboot.
>>
>> It's all.
>
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