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Date:      Tue, 26 May 2015 17:12:46 -0400
From:      Baho Utot <baho-utot@columbus.rr.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 10.1 + ZFS
Message-ID:  <5564E1CE.2040700@columbus.rr.com>
In-Reply-To: <20150526034748.GA1674@WorkBox.Home>
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On 05/25/15 23:47, Brandon Wandersee wrote:
> On 05/26, Polytropon wrote:
>> The bsdinstall "Welcome Menu" offers the choice "Shell"
>> which should offer a functionality similar to the choice
>> "Fixit" in sysinstall. The documentation also suggests
>> that the single user mode, as well as the "Live CD"
>> choice, could be used - at least that's why I understand
>> from the description provided in the handbook.
>>
>> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/bsdinstall-start.html#bsdinstall-choose-mode
>>
>> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/using-sysinstall.html#sysinstall-main3
> It's my understanding that "Live CD" is the equivalent of Fixit: a clean,
> single-user environment that can be used for system maintenance. "Shell" on the
> other hand is tied to the installation environment, so that actions taken there
> are recognized by the installer.
>
> In any case, if the OP has some patience and a spare disk, it's less risky
> (though more time-consuming) to install a new system, configure it, then set up
> a new disk with ZFS and transfer the system via rsync. That's what I did anyway,
> since it grants the convenience of a) having a working system in the meantime,
> and b) leaves a spare copy of the system at hand at all times (in adition to the
> requisite backup, that is).
>


Installing and then copying it over to the ZFS file system is not the 
correct answer.

There must be a way to install directly to ZFS....Is it really that hard?





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