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Date:      Sat, 02 Aug 2014 09:18:18 -0500
From:      "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam@hiwaay.net>
To:        "FreeBSD Questions !!!!" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 9.3 new install problems ....
Message-ID:  <53DCF32A.30700@hiwaay.net>
In-Reply-To: <20140801232843.GB17393@slackbox.erewhon.home>
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On 08/01/14 18:28, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 01, 2014 at 03:22:53PM -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> On 08/01/14 11:43, Roland Smith wrote:
>>> On Fri, Aug 01, 2014 at 08:35:19AM -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>>>> On 07/31/14 22:33, Warren Block wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, 31 Jul 2014, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> .... I am new to FreeBSD, been using UNIX since '86 (ConvexOS, then
>>>>>> SGI), Linux since 1995 ISlack, Mandrake, SuSE, Fedora, CentOS). I
>>>>>> just apparently completed an install of FreeBSD AMD64 on a
>>>>>> purpose-built computer, Jaguar Kabini based (Sempron 3850), 4 X 1 TB
>>>>>> HGST SATA3 HDD's, 16 GB RAM. I partitioned the HDD;s using the shell
>>>>>> option from the partition dialog (used a shell script,
>>>>> Why?  What did the shell script do?
>>>> Mostly saved me possible typos typing it all in live .... It just
>>>> entered the same gpt/gstripe/newfs.etc commands I would have typed in at
>>>> the console ....
>>> Why don't you use the installer that comes on the install images,
>>> `bsdinstall`?
>>>
>>> Roland
>>
>> I poked around a bit (*not* much), & missed anything RAID-related in the
>> installer .... is that on me ? The FreeBSD doc site seemed to imply that
>> I would need the shell approach to do what I wanted, so I mostly just
>> went w/ that, maybe more pilot error :-/ ....
> Personally, to keep things simple I like to install FreeBSD on a simple UFS
> partition.
>
> Once the system is up and running I can then mirror/raid the data drives any
> way I choose.
>
> There is a wiki page about setting up FreeBSD on a mirrored ZFS boot drive
> though; https://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/GPTZFSBoot/9.0-RELEASE
>
>
> Roland


I tried that & it worked, I am up & running, but on only 1/4 drives. I 
know ZFS can add drive/providers to stripes or mirrors, how about UFS ? 
I can create the stripe for /home & arrange for that to be mounted, but 
what about root ? Is there a way to create a stripe from 1 or more 
possibly partitions ? TIA for any more clues ....


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	William A. Mahaffey III

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