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Re: ZFS'ing my T5120 with Debian

Hi Chris,

On Fri, 2018-05-25 at 15:38 -0400, Chris Ross wrote:
> Okay.  Got debootstrap to install onto my ZFS filesystems.  After
> chroot'ing, and installing various packages (including klibc-utils
> which I had to build from source, still don't know why) I have all of
> the zfs packages installed. Installed grub2, but seem to be unable to
> get it to install onto the zfs disk(s):
> root@t5120:/var/tmp# grub-install /dev/sda
> Installing for sparc64-ieee1275 platform.
> grub-install: warning: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot
> Partition; embedding won't be possible.
> grub-install: error: filesystem `zfs' doesn't support blocklists.
> root@t5120:/var/tmp# 
> Googling'ing around finds lots of i386-pc vs x86_64-efi comments,
> where the latter works and the former comtains with an error as I see
> above.  But, I don't know that I should be seeing similar
> issues.  For that matter, I don't have a GPT partition, I have
> sun.  Am I simply missing the right command-line arguments to grub-
> install, or is something else wrong?

And did you create a BIOS boot partition? ;-)



Frans van Berckel
Media Engineer / Linux Master
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fransvberckel/

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