On 23/01/2012 20:47, Steven Hartland wrote:
>>> In my case, I fixed it by having a separate /boot on some USB sticks --
>>> this was only ever accessed to read the kernel, kernel modules and
>>> bootloader at boot time, so no worries over performance.
> Out of interest whats the procedure you used for that Matthew?
It was basically this: http://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/UFSBoot
but I already had a system installed on the ZFS, so Section 2 of that
was pretty much a no-op for me.
I built the USB sticks offline, then went into the datacenter with them
to revive that server. I can't remember now whether I just had two
bootable USB sticks -- one to use, and one as a spare -- or whether I'd
made a gmirror from the two. Seeing as they were something like 8
apiece having several on hand was easily justifiable.
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