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Re: ZFS'ing my T5120 with Debian

On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 09:53:04PM +0200, Frans van Berckel wrote:
> > 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# 
> And did you create a BIOS boot partition? ;-)
> https://github.com/esnowberg/grub2-sparc/wiki

Well, no, of course I didn't.  :-/  The recent conversations on the list about
grub and such failed to convey to my brain that I needed to.  But, if grub
supports zfs (which I thought it did), can I install grub into a zfs partition?
right now, I just have one big zfs partition that's part of a zraid.  I
understood that grub supported zfs.  So, I guess i'm not clear on what I need
to do to "create a BIOS boot partition".  nb, I _don't_ want to have a single
filesystem on a single disk, I want to be able to handle disk failure, thus
much the point of root-on-ZFS.


                     - Chris

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