[arch-general] Installing Arch Linux on pure ZFS root

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Wed Apr 3 08:44:20 EDT 2013

On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Stanislav Seletskiy
<s.seletskiy at gmail.com> wrote:
> In the light of "production ready" ZoL I've tried to install Arch on pure
> ZFS root (without additional boot partition) and stuck in problem with
> GRUB2.
> Current version of GRUB2 is not detecting ZoL in any way ("grub-probe /"
> does not return zfs, but errors).
> In the official repo on the github I've numerous see references to patched
> GRUB of version 1.99 (https://launchpad.net/~zfs-native/+archive/grub), but
> it is ubuntu only.
> Does anybody install Arch on ZFS root/boot without additional partitioning?
> Is it even possible?

My guess is that this would be painful at least until a grub2 version
with zfs support is released. A simple solution would be to use a
separate /boot partition with a more standard filesystem. I'd suggest
FAT32 or ext4.


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