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NAS4Free RootOnZFS New Loader

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JoseMR
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NAS4Free RootOnZFS New Loader

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Hello NAS4Free Full RootOnZFS users, In the recent NAS4Free version 11.1.0.4.5403, there is the inclusion for the latest RootOnZFS features listed below:
  • Support Installing onto all RAIDZx levels.
    Support for UEFI Boot with backward compatibility.
    Support for Boot Environments options at Loader Prompt .
    Support for LZ4 compression to zroot pool.
This features are processed/preformed once during the Install time(preferred) meaning users upgrading prior version 5403 will stay using the older menu loader prompt which does not support Boot Environments at boot time, however after upgrading to version 5403, the required official files will be there, so is up to the user to manually enable the new Menu Loader supporting Boot Environments if don't want to perform an OS re-install.

Though this is a shinny and a must have feature for "boot/rollback broken/tampered" system, and the steeps are very simple and straightforward to enable it, simply under SSH/PuTTY copy and paste the below commands in order one-by-one:
(For RootOnZFS advanced users only)

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echo "include /boot/loader.4th" > /boot/loader.rc
echo "start" >> /boot/loader.rc
echo "initialize" >> /boot/loader.rc
echo "check-password" >> /boot/loader.rc
echo "include /boot/beastie.4th" >> /boot/loader.rc
echo "beastie-start" >> /boot/loader.rc
cp -pv /etc/install/include/boot/* /boot
after that simple steeps and reboot, you will notice a new Boot Loader Menu with a new Option #7 "Select Boot Environment..." and thats it, the menu should look like the below image:
New_Menu_Plain.png
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Re: NAS4Free RootOnZFS New Loader

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Hi JoseMR,
testet on N4F 11.1.0.4 5321@Proxmox HV.
Installed as ZFS gpt/efi, uefi Boot working.
Changed VM from EFI to BIOS -> working normal Boot. :D

wbr Alex
XigmaNAS 12.0.0.4 (6625)@PROXMOX 5.V - Supermicro X8DTH-6F | 2x Xeon L5640 | 96GB ECC | LSI 9210-8i|LSI 9500-8e|LSI 9201-16i | 40GBe IB Mellanox |

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Re: NAS4Free RootOnZFS New Loader

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jasch wrote:
18 Apr 2018 08:28
Hi JoseMR,
testet on N4F 11.1.0.4 5321@Proxmox HV.
Installed as ZFS gpt/efi, uefi Boot working.
Changed VM from EFI to BIOS -> working normal Boot. :D

wbr Alex

Hello jasch, thank you for confirm EFI/GPT is working ok, I will take a look soon for LiveMedia EFI support by the way too. ;)

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Re: NAS4Free RootOnZFS New Loader

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when runnig the code?before update or after update?

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Re: NAS4Free RootOnZFS New Loader

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Bruce wrote:
22 Apr 2018 07:13
when runnig the code?before update or after update?
Hello, you should run the code only once after the upgrade to enable the new feature in case a re-install is no option, after that you will be able to access Boot Environments during boot time normally. :)

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Re: NAS4Free RootOnZFS New Loader

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Thanks, Afterupdate Everything works good!

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