Booting FreeBSD from a root zfs pool using a standard MBR and partition table

Posted by Benjamin Close on May 8, 2009 under FreeBSD | 5 Comments to Read

This page documents the current state of play for booting the root filesystem (/) off a zfs zpool under FreeBSD, using a standard master boot record (MBR) and a standard partition table. The aim was to be able to have a dual boot system for my laptop using the standard FreeBSD quick selection boot loader. [..more..]


Posted by Benjamin Close on November 7, 2008 under FreeBSD | 15 Comments to Read

Dual Booting Windows Vista & FreeBSD / Linux / Some other OS The Problem After installing Windows Vista Enterprise Edition, I very quickly wanted to get back to FreeBSD. As per previous versions of Windows, Vista does a great job of overwriting the Master boot record (MBR). Unlike previous versions of windows, you cannot just [..more..]