[PC-BSD Testing] ZFS Install comment.

DragonFlier dracheflieger at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 19:13:26 PDT 2008


Hi Kris,

Any chance of allowing the ZFS to use a VESA install? In every alpha so far
if I install in any mode other than VESA it will scramble the video as it
gets to the initial GUI setup. I'm using a EVGA 6800GS and it works fine in
VESA and with the latest nVidia drivers.

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 7:11 AM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com> wrote:

> Edward O'Callaghan wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I don't post much however I do still follow ;) .
> >
> > In regards to people having problems with ZFS.
> >
> > I think the PC-BSD install should do;
> >
> > * Check RAM >=1GB.
> > * check for 64Bit CPU.
> > else 'grey out' the use ZFS option in the Installer with a comment like;
> > 'RAM too low <1GB Found.'
> > 'CPU is not 64Bit.'
> > Or both of the above.
> >
> > Thanks for your time,
> > Edward O'Callaghan.
> > OpenSolaris developer and Blastwave maintainer.
> >
>
> Right now I have been able to use ZFS on my older Athlon (32bit) system
> with 2GB of ram just fine.
>
> Since ZFS is not enabled by default, unless the user chooses "enable
> ZFS" during bootup, I was planning on putting something in the README /
> Docs about this, and recommending that the system have at minimum 2GB of
> ram, and preferably a 64bit system. However, I don't want to disable it
> if somebody wants to try it out on a lesser system, since it does seem
> to work OK in some cases.
>
>
> --
>
> Kris Moore
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