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Date:      Fri, 5 Aug 2011 09:10:27 -0500
From:      Dan Nelson <>
To:        claudiu vasadi <>
Cc:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: listing ZFS pool name in fixit mode
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In the last episode (Aug 05), claudiu vasadi said:
> I have a 8.2-amd64 machine on which I blew up the boot blocks (isn't
> booting any more).  It's s supermicro server btw and we have a ZFSonRooT
> setup there.
> The way I want to go about fixing it is booting into single user mode,
> mounting all the datasets, undoing the modification I did to the boot
> blocks, recompiling and installing the "old" version of the boot blocks
> for the system to boot.
> The problem is that after I boot a 8.2-DVD and then go to fixit mode, load
> the opensolaris and the zfs modules, I cannot list the ZFS pool name (I
> don;t know the ZFS pool name because I didn;t setup this machine) and
> without the name, I cannot import the pool to fix the boot blocks.
> So, my question is if there is a way to list the zpool in single user mode
> so that I know which pool I have to import or if there might be another
> way of fixing this problem.

"zpool import" with no pool name will list all the pools available to

	Dan Nelson

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