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

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Dec 14 08:20:44 PST 2010


On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 03:47:26PM -0700, LinuxBSDos.com wrote:
> > 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
> http://LinuxBSDos.com

Done! Added a new checkbox which lets you enable / disable using encryption for your
auto-partition stuff :)


-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software


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