I have a clear system with 5 hard drives, bios.

No OS installed, no formatting applied to hard drives.

I want to install a Scientific linux (6.6 or higher) OS on top of ZFS on it. What are the steps one should take to perform such installation:

  1. Where Live-CD/Install-CD, that can format drives for ZFS, be found for Scientific Linux (or any other one that can do such partitioning/formatting)?

  2. Where Installed of scientific Linux, that can be installed on top of ZFS be found?

  • I found the ZFS->Platforms Wikipedia article to be very informative. You should read into as much as you can there. I didn't see an easy solution, especially since Scientific Linux is derived from Redhat, which is not related to Gentoo, or Ubuntu; Which both have "very good" ZFS support. Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 20:54
  • Also check out: zfsonlinux.org Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 21:13
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    I did not find a way to even partition to ZFS from Ubuntu or FreeBSD, but I didn't follow it with much tenacity. Commented Aug 10, 2015 at 4:07


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