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Date:      Sun, 05 May 2013 17:56:49 -0500
From:      Joshua Isom <jrisom@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: ZFS on MBR does not boot at all
Message-ID:  <5186E3B1.80207@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <67um8rwqrdrxes.fsf@saturn.laptop>
References:  <CAO+PfDeyQ16aXEV1P6ACAE7=sbn+m_-j2c5fV1YmqV8ds6cejw@mail.gmail.com> <CAO+PfDdnssETKQHVBAPv60waaXhHNZj7r-f53VNh+h99=3LOPQ@mail.gmail.com> <67um8rwqrdrxes.fsf@saturn.laptop>

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On 5/5/2013 3:20 PM, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> Hi David,
>
> Thanks for following up with what the real problem was.  I updated the
> Wiki to include this:
>
>      Note that partition order is important. It seems that zfsboot
>      requires the freebsd-zfs partition to be the first, so make sure you
>      add if first, before your swap partition.
>
> Cheers,
> Giorgos
>

What?  I've been using this set up for years.

=>       34  976773101  ada1  GPT  (465G)
          34        128     1  freebsd-boot  (64k)
         162    8388608     2  freebsd-swap  (4.0G)
     8388770  968384365     3  freebsd-zfs  (461G)

=>       34  976773101  ada2  GPT  (465G)
          34        128     1  freebsd-boot  (64k)
         162    8388608     2  freebsd-swap  (4.0G)
     8388770  968384365     3  freebsd-zfs  (461G)





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