I am a fan of Alpine Linux. I accept that licensing prevents ZFS from
being properly integrated into any Linux distribution. However, it would
be nice to find a comprehensive how-to for ZFS that is complete, tested
and proven to work on Alpine v3.9 .
I have been struggling with this how-to from the Alpine wiki on a 'bare
metal' install, https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Setting_up_ZFS_on_LUKS
I get most of the way through just fine until setup-disk complains that
/mnt does not seem to be a mount point. Perhaps this worked some time
ago or I am doing something completely wrong. Has anybody else used this
how-to on v3.9 successfully? It assumes using MBR partitions when GPT
(with EFI) are more applicable for newer hardware.
I don't need LUKS. I was just following a how-to to get any ZFS install
on Alpine v3.9 actually working. I am trying to develop processes to do
the following installs on Alpine v3.9:-
1. Mirrored ZFS Root
ZFS on root, 3 drives, 2 of them mirrored with 1 spare
2. ZFS Striped Mirror
ZFS for a data pool, 5 drives, 2 striped disks in set A, 2 striped disks
in set B, mirror of A&B, 1 spare.
3. ZFS RaidZ2
ZFS for a data pool, 5 drives
I have just found this webpage written for the old hardened kernel that
looks like it is for GPT as it creates a 'EF02' partition...
I will try this now.
My test rig is as simple as I can get. It has a hard drive that boots
Alpine 3.9 (sda) and another for installing ZFS to (sdb). The LUKS
how-to appears to suggest that the finished install will boot ZFS on
root with the original boot drive removed. But it doesn't state this
Received on Fri Feb 08 2019 - 15:45:18 UTC