Re: Boot to ZFS on FreeBSD 7.3

2010-06-29 Thread Dan D Niles
On Mon, 2010-06-28 at 19:27 -0400, Glen Barber wrote:
  Any suggestions for getting FreeBSD 7.3 to boot to ZFS?
 
 
 Can you try the following at the loader prompt, where you see the 
 FreeBSD boot options?
 
 load zfs
 load opensolaris # should not be necessary, but just to be safe
 boot

FreeBSD/i386 ZFS enabled bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
(r...@driscoll.cse.buffalo.edu, Sun Mar 21 04:11:17 UTC 2010)
\
can't load 'kernel'

Type '?' for a list of commands, 'help' for more detailed help.
OK load zfs
can't find 'zfs'
OK load opensolaris
can't find 'opensolaris'
OK _

I says that it is a ZFS enabled bootstrap loader, but it does not appear
that the root filesystem is loaded.




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Re: Boot to ZFS on FreeBSD 7.3

2010-06-28 Thread Glen Barber

On 6/28/10 5:13 PM, Dan D Niles wrote:


The release notes for FreeBSD 7.3 said that it could boot to zfs.  I did
not see any options for doing that via the normal install.  I followed
the instructions here:

http://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/GPTZFSBoot

When I reboot, I get:

can't load 'kernel'

I wiped the disk and tried again to verify I didn't miss a step.  Same
result.

I saw a suggestion that zfs.cache needed to be copied.  I did that
during the setup, but I tried doing it again from Fixit.  Same result.


You don't need this step for 7.3.


The other suggestion I saw was to do section 2 step 7 again.  That
shouldn't be necessary for 7.3, but I tried it anyway.  Still seeing
can't load 'kernel'.

Any suggestions for getting FreeBSD 7.3 to boot to ZFS?



Can you try the following at the loader prompt, where you see the 
FreeBSD boot options?


   load zfs
   load opensolaris # should not be necessary, but just to be safe
   boot

Regards,

--
Glen Barber
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Re: Boot to ZFS on FreeBSD 7.3

2010-06-28 Thread Glen Barber

On 6/28/10 7:27 PM, Glen Barber wrote:

On 6/28/10 5:13 PM, Dan D Niles wrote:


The release notes for FreeBSD 7.3 said that it could boot to zfs. I did
not see any options for doing that via the normal install. I followed
the instructions here:

http://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/GPTZFSBoot

When I reboot, I get:

can't load 'kernel'

I wiped the disk and tried again to verify I didn't miss a step. Same
result.

I saw a suggestion that zfs.cache needed to be copied. I did that
during the setup, but I tried doing it again from Fixit. Same result.


You don't need this step for 7.3.


The other suggestion I saw was to do section 2 step 7 again. That
shouldn't be necessary for 7.3, but I tried it anyway. Still seeing
can't load 'kernel'.


I quoted the wrong sentence - you don't need _this_ step.



Any suggestions for getting FreeBSD 7.3 to boot to ZFS?



Can you try the following at the loader prompt, where you see the
FreeBSD boot options?

load zfs
load opensolaris # should not be necessary, but just to be safe
boot

Regards,




--
Glen Barber
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