Opened 5 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#344 closed System Defect (fixed)

8.1 installer gets confused when asked for two separate ZFS pools

Reported by: gja Owned by: kris
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Installer Version: 8.1
Keywords: Cc: trac-bugs@…


Installing PCBSD 8.1 from x64 DVD.

Used the GUI to set up the following custom partitioning on ad1s1:

  • 1024MB UFS /boot
  • 8192MB SWAP encrypted
  • 8000MB ZFS not encrypted (/, /usr, and /var explicitly listed as mountpoints)
  • TheRest? ZFS encrypted (/home explicitly listed as mountpoint)

The GUI then creates the following related lines in sys-install.cfg:

disk0-part=UFS 1024 /boot
disk0-part=SWAP.eli 8192 none
disk0-part=ZFS 80000 /,/usr,/var
disk0-part=ZFS.eli 149251 /home

Installer correctly creates tank0/, tank0/usr, tank0/var and tank1/home, then proceeds through "pc-sysinstall: Starting Extraction" and "pc-sysinstall: Extraction Finished" steps.

However, during final tidying up and resetting of ZFS mountpoints, the installer gets confused and thinks there is also a tank1/var in addition to tank0/var. Thus, installation barfs at:


Running: zfs set mountpoint=/home tank1/home
Running: zfs unmount tank1/home
Running: zfs set mountpoint=/var tank1/var
cannot open 'tank1/var': dataset does not exist
Error 1: zfs set mountpoint=/var tank1/var


Oops :)

No idea why 'tank1/var' was mysteriously presumed to exist,
but the nett impact is to cause the installation process to fail when given a not-unreasonable partition configuration :(

Hope this feedback is of some help.


Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by joshms

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks for all the feedback here. This should be fixed as of 9.1 so reopen the ticket and let us know if you still run into any trouble.

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