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    ZFS root support at install time

    Hi there,

    This is my first post here, so my apologies if this is off topic!

    I'm a long-time ZFS user (since the very early Solaris 10 days) and Ubuntu's support of ZFS is the primary reason why I chose it for my home server. I would like to know when will ZFS be officially supported as the root file system? I used a how-to to do this for my 16.04 installation and plan to upgrade to 18.04 soon. It would be really nice to see ZFS offered as a file system choice at installation time.

    A related question is when will Ubuntu support the concept of different ZFS-powered boot environments (for example, like BSD's beadm command)? BEs make upgrading and (more importantly) rolling back if necessary very quick and easy.

    Any answered gratefully received!

    Cheers,

    Rich

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    Re: ZFS root support at install time

    Nobody here works for Canonical.

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    Re: ZFS root support at install time

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFu View Post
    Nobody here works for Canonical.
    Oh. That's disappointing but thanks for the info.

    Is there a better place to ask this kind of question?

    Cheers,

    Rich

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    Re: ZFS root support at install time

    Is there a better place to ask this kind of question?
    The developers discussion mailing list:
    https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/lis...-devel-discuss
    that or IRC.
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    Thumbs up Re: ZFS root support at install time

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    The developers discussion mailing list:
    https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/lis...-devel-discuss
    that or IRC.
    Thanks; I'll try the mailing list!

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