I've just installed FreeBSD 10.1 on a virtual machine (using Oracle VirtualBox), and I'm attempting to enable and setup ZFS.

I did the following commands:

# mkdir /tut/ - from root dir

# echo 'zfs_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf

# cd /tut

# truncate -s 2G file1 (and 3 more times for file2, file3, file4)

# zpool create mypool raidz1 /tut/file1 /tut/file2 /tut/file3 /tut/file4

And then the system crashes. First - any ideas what's happening? And next, where can I find the proper crash information (/var/crash/core.text.0 ? which part, if so?) to copy to here, so you can see what's going on?

I will say - I was able to run # zfs list before it crashed, and it gave the output I was expecting (info about the pool I just made), but post-crash, it now tells me: no datasets available.

  • Hmmm....why use ZFS on a VirtualBox machine? – mdpc Mar 21 '15 at 4:56
  • @mdpc I am learning how to use it (and BSD, really) before putting it on a real hard drive – galois Mar 21 '15 at 5:35

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