Cannot boot from mirrored zfs setup
|Reported by:||billksun||Owned by:||kris|
|Keywords:||disklabel, awardbios, phoenix, hang, post||Cc:||trac-bugs@…, diddledan@…|
Attempting to install the AMD64 disc onto an AMD Athlon X2 system with 4GB of RAM:
I have 2 750GB disks, ad8 and ad10. In the installer, I created a 4 GB SWAP partition on ad8, then setup the rest as mirrored zfs pool with ad10 added into the pool and mounted the pool on "/".
The installation went fine, but upon restart the computer would halt at the POST screen where it displays the HDDs detected, all CDROM and HDDs were detected and displayed, but the boot process is frozen at this point. This screen also displays the text that tells the user to press "ESC" to load the boot menu, or "DELETE" to enter the BIOS.
I then tried a different partitioning setup, where both disks have a 2GB SWAP partition, and the rest of the free space on ad8 is set as ZFS pool with ad10 added into it and mounted on "/". This configuration results in a "permission denied" error when creating the SWAP on ad10.
Scrolling back on the log shows that the boot records were created using pmbr. I saw that in changeset 6766 (http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/6766/) that this was supposed to be updated to use gptzfsboot only, I suspect that this could be the reason why my disks were not bootable even after a successful install using the first partitioning setup.
Change History (13)
Changed 3 years ago by billksun
comment:11 Changed 3 years ago by diddledan
- Cc diddledan@… added
- Keywords disklabel awardbios phoenix hang post added
- Resolution fixed deleted
- Status changed from closed to reopened
- Version changed from 8.1-BETA1 to 8.1