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Date:      Tue, 22 Sep 2009 21:37:25 +0200
From:      Anselm Strauss <>
To:        krad <>
Subject:   Re: Booting ZFS and GPT
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My next question is: Is it actually the plan to use ZFS as official  
root filesystem in FreeBSD, eventually replacing UFS? Is ZFS actually  
designed for that use?


On Sep 17, 2009, at 22:25 , krad wrote:

> 2009/9/17 Anselm Strauss <>
> Hi,
> I've read and tried out that FreeBSD is able to boot from ZFS  
> directly, also with GPT partitions, through zfsboot and gptzfsboot.  
> When I tried the last time 8-CURRENT it was however not built into  
> the release CD. Will this be included in the final release image? Is  
> there any plan to include GPT and ZFS setup in sysinstall during an  
> initial installation?
> Cheers,
> Anselm
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> To big a rewrite needed i think. I've heard of plans to potentially  
> release a graphical installer based on pc-bsd, which will do all the  
> bells an whistles. Not sure what stage its at though.
> The biggest thing we need for the release is for the loader to be  
> compiled with zfs support in. It seems to have been in and out over  
> the past few months so i try to make sure i have my own version  
> specially compiled with it in.

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