Author: Steve Language: text
Description: Mount error Timestamp: 2014-07-08 16:58:51 +0000
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  1. I decided that I wanted to try out BSD with ZFS and Jails. I just can't seem to have success with following the instructions for installing either freeBSD-10-RELEASE or PC-BSD-10.0.2 without ending up at mountroot prompt with an error 2. I am trying to install on a 1TB Seagate HDD just freeBSD/PC-BSD all by itself. It is interesting that doing the same thing with any GNU/Linux live CD would work with such a simple set-up (i.e., without multibooting).
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  3. I've been using GNU/Linux since 2006 after being a long time M$ users and just seem to be getting increasingly frustrated and stuck with my attempt to try out BSD. I can't seem to find anything that is helpful online versus when I ran into issues with GNU/Linux. I don't know if this is because there are just fewer BSD desktop users encountering issues or what.
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  5. I've tried the ZFS installer. Do you recommend using freeBSD
  6. installer or the PC-BSD installer?  Neither have worked. I would like
  7. the newest PC-BSD 10.0.2 to install so I could use the XFCE WM and use
  8. WARDEN also because of the fact it uses ZFS by default.
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  10. What happens when I do the install (when it doesn't abort due to an
  11. error from me messing up a setting or doing something weird with the HDD
  12. preparation):
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  14. On reboot I see the mountroot prompt.  The error is number 2 with this
  15. and when I type "?" to see the devices it doesn't see ada0 which should
  16. be my HDD.
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  18. What is the correct way for me to reset and prepare my HDD so the
  19. installer does it's job and I can zero in on what the potential
  20. variables that are keeping me from booting for the first time?
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  22. When I go to the # prompt via the install DVD's shell... I can use gpart
  23. show and see my HDD ada0 (even though it didn't mount with error 2, and
  24. even though ? at mountroot doesn't show the ada0 drive as an option
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  26. when I look for my zpool none are there and also when I try zdisk list
  27. none are there
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  29. But if I run
  30.  
  31. # zpool import
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  33. I see my created pool and it says healthy and has the long GUID number
  34. associated with my device
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