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Re: ZFS support in GRUB

Hi Robert,

thanks for the quick reply!

On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 07:07:46PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> 2011/2/13 Kilian Krause <kilian@debian.org>:
> >> - Multi-device arrays are not supported.  If they're RAID1 (mirror),
> >>   we work around this by selecting the first member and using that for
> >>   boot later.  For array types where more than one disk is needed, GRUB
> >>   can't boot.  Using a separate /boot can resolve this, however.
> >
> > Excellent that you confirm it working. However running through the Squeeze
> > d-i I find no option to select this. And trying to find some howto for
> > making this work manually in a Debian/kFreeBSD I did find nothing but
> > the according FreeBSD docs that would be using gpart (which is not available
> > in Debian).
> Neither the installer nor the GRUB that shipped with squeeze support
> multi-device arrays.

Just as I thought. 

> Latest GRUB (in upstream Bazaar, not sure if trunk or some branch)
> supports multi-device ZFS however.

Not even the one in unstable/experimental? Will that be packaged in the
"near" future or will I have to make my own deb for now?

> > So how do you reckon the RAID1 configuration should be set up?
> You can setup a single-disk zpool and convert it to zRAID1
> afterwards (with "zpool attach").

Sure so. I had already tried to do that but find GRUB falling apart once I
do so with the default Squeeze version.

> >> - Gzip compression is not supported.  [...]
> >
> > Great! What's the current status of this?
> It's supported now (in upstream).

Yay! Cool! ;-)


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