[PC-BSD Testing] [PC-BSD 8 Testing] PC-BSD-STABLE (Pre-Release 8.2)

LinuxBSDos.com finid at linuxbsdos.com
Fri Dec 10 14:47:26 PST 2010

> On Thu, Dec 09, 2010 at 01:02:36AM -0700, LinuxBSDos.com wrote:
>> Just a few notes about Snapshot 8 .2 testing:
>> 1. The default installation completed and I was able to boot into the
>> system. Played with the Software Manager a bit, and did not observe any
>> buggy behavior.
>> 2. On using the ZFS option, the installation completed successfully, but
>> as with the 9 snapshot, the system did not boot. Just hung at Boot: F1.
>> 3. On doing a manual ZFS partition, the installer froze when it was time
>> to add ZFS file systems. Creating a /boot and swap partition went ok.
> I just spend most of the day trying to figure out this ZFS boot issue on
> 8/9. It looks
> like some of the boot-loader code has been changed and is resulting in
> this odd behavior.
> I've gone ahead and fixed it in SVN though, by default using ZFS will give
> you a 500MB
> /boot partition on UFS, which fixes the booting issue.

Excellent. I think that /boot outside of the ZFS pool is a more sensible
option, especially when the ZFS file system has to be encrypted. What will
make this even better is to have a radio button that will encrypt the
system if a user selects it.

Fini Decima

> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software

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