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Re: Bug#651624: Booting from zfs root seems to not work 8.3 and 10.0 however work

Hi Steven,

Please don't add unrelated information to bug reports.  If you found a
new bug, you can file it, or we can discuss it in the mailing list(s).

I replaced the CC to BTS with debian-bsd.

2011/12/11 Steven Chamberlain <steven@pyro.eu.org>:
> which only has kfreebsd-image-8.2-1-amd64 8.2-15 (I guess because
> kfreebsd-9 isn't in testing quite yet?).

That might be, yes.  Is kfreebsd-9 available in boot menu?

> I had difficulty getting past the partitioner stage of the install.  I
> could create/see the ZFS pool from the partitioner's submenu, but it
> would not ask me to set a mount point.  The main partitioner screen
> would not list the ZFS pool/filesystems, only the physical drive and
> partition that I'd added to the pool (correctly marked as 'in use').
> Then I noticed the debian installer seemed to be using zfsutils-udeb
> 8.3~svn226546-6 from sid, which according to #648744 probably doesn't
> work with 8.2.  So, I downgraded to zfsutils-udeb 8.2-4 inside of the
> running installer ramdisk (from the console, using wget, ar and tar to
> overwrite zpool/zfs and libs), and was then able to delete/recreate a
> ZFS pool and root fs that worked and allowed me to finish installing.

Current zfsutils only works with kfreebsd 9.0 or 8.3 snapshots.  I
added an isinstallable script in zfsutils-udeb to prevent it from
being installed on 8.2, but apparently it's not working.  I don't know

Perhaps you can find out what's wrong?

Robert Millan

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