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Date:      Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:10:01 -0500
From:      Baho Utot <>
To:        Mailinglists FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: Ok How do I boot this monster?
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On 11/17/16 19:04, Warren Block wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Nov 2016, Baho Utot wrote:
>> On 11/17/16 14:19, Warren Block wrote:
>>> On Thu, 17 Nov 2016, Baho Utot wrote:
>>>> Ok I have installed 11.0 latest memstick image.
>>>> I patched/hacked bsdinstall ( /usr/libexec/bsdinstall/zfsboot) to 
>>>> install my zfs raidz2 using 800GB partitions.  And it even worked!
>>>> Now I need to boot this monster as well as my current 10.0 version 
>>>> until I can build my desktop upon the raidz, then I will 
>>>> decommission the 10.0 version when the 11.0 version is up to snuff.
>>>> I have boot0 install to ada0 which boots win7 and 10.0 freebsd.
>>>> Can this also boot the raidz?
>>> No, boot0 is MBR-only.  The easiest way I see to do this is to 
>>> install gptzfsboot bootcode to the ZFS drives and choose one of them 
>>> from the BIOS boot menu.  Grub can multi-boot GPT also, although it 
>>> needs a small partition of its own.
>> I think the bsdinstall puts that code onto the zfs drives already or 
>> am I miss informed?
>> Would creating the raidz on MBR partitions be an answer?
> That might actually work.  Too much work, and too much a step 
> backwards for me.
>> Is there a HowTo that shows me how to setup grub if so I have some 
>> space left on the drives so I can give grub what it needs.
> If you have any reasonably standard machine from the last decade or 
> so, there is a keypress on boot to choose a boot device.  This might 
> have been disabled, but then could be re-enabled.  For quality 
> home-builder motherboards like Gigabyte, it's F12.  For quality 
> prebuilt systems like Dell, it's usually F12.
> For HP... it could be pretty much anything.  F10, F9, Esc. Anything, 
> really, except F12.
Does anyone know if ports/sysutils/grub2 works?  I found some old posts 
on the net that is saying that it has some problems building and 
installing under FreeBSD.

It might be a solution for me as I really don't want to do the hit the 
keyboard at boot thing


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