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    Default FreeBSD 9.0 Beta 3 Released

    Phoronix: FreeBSD 9.0 Beta 3 Released

    The FreeBSD community has released a third beta of their forthcoming FreeBSD 9.0 operating system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTk1Ng

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    Default No ZFS root

    Sadly, the new installer still doesn't support root on ZFS (Unclear if it really supports ZFS at all). Via google, I found a very manual way of installing FreeBSD to get a ZFS only system (not even a UFS /boot), but I'd rather have the installer do that. PC-BSD let me install FreeBSD (for those who don't know, the PC-BSD installer gives the option to install FreeBSD) on ZFS root (but I think I still needed a UFS /boot), but PC-BSD only installs FreeBSD. Nothing gets configured (empty or non-existent /etc/rc.conf).

    I think I'll stick with UFS (FFS) for now, as the lack of any real installer support really makes me feel ZFS is half baked in FreeBSD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiryu View Post
    Sadly, the new installer still doesn't support root on ZFS (Unclear if it really supports ZFS at all). Via google, I found a very manual way of installing FreeBSD to get a ZFS only system (not even a UFS /boot), but I'd rather have the installer do that. PC-BSD let me install FreeBSD (for those who don't know, the PC-BSD installer gives the option to install FreeBSD) on ZFS root (but I think I still needed a UFS /boot), but PC-BSD only installs FreeBSD. Nothing gets configured (empty or non-existent /etc/rc.conf).

    I think I'll stick with UFS (FFS) for now, as the lack of any real installer support really makes me feel ZFS is half baked in FreeBSD.
    Sounds like the PC-BSD installer needs to add full support for ZFS

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