[Installer] PC-BSD 8.0 ZFS raidz support

Johann Hugo jhugo at meraka.csir.co.za
Fri Mar 5 05:41:42 PST 2010

On Friday 05 March 2010, aeternala at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have browsed the forum, the lists were down and google didn't return any
> relevant results, so I thought about posting a message.
> First of all, is there no more special ZFS installer in the PC-BSD version
> 8.0 like there was in the 7.x branch?
> The main question however is whether I can set up an use multiple hard
> drives using the ZFS filesystem and raidz support directly from the
> installer?

Not yet.

> If this is not (yet?) possible, then could you direct me to some
> documentation on how to manually install PC-BSD? Maybe by making world?
> Thanks,
> E

This is what I did:
- intall PCBSD on a separate disk
- tar the PCBSD drive up and untar it on you ZFS drive
- fix you /etc/fstab to point to your ZFS installation


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