The installer of FreeBSD 11.2 makes it fairly easy to install FreeBSD with a UFS root partition alongside Linux, using the Auto (UFS) option in the following dialogue:
Next it gives me the option to either use the entire disk or partition the disk to make a place for the install:
If I choose the Auto (ZFS) option I'm not given the option to partition the disk to prepare a place for the system to be installed. Therefore, I am wondering whether I can in fact install FreeBSD on a ZFS root alongside a Linux install, or whether it's a matter of if I want a ZFS root FreeBSD needs the entire disk.
The reason that I am looking at using a ZFS root is that I am presently having trouble with installing FreeBSD with a UFS root on a GPT partition table and I'm wondering whether using a ZFS root will be a decent workaround.
Can I install FreeBSD with ZFS for the root alongside other operating systems in existing partitions using the FreeBSD 11.2 installer? How?