Bug 212189 - gptzfsboot error booting to zfsroot after installation
Summary: gptzfsboot error booting to zfsroot after installation
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: 11.0-RC1
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
Keywords: regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-08-27 01:36 UTC by Craig Forbes
Modified: 2017-04-24 01:43 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:

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2016-12-17 19:31 UTC, Dan Langille
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Description Craig Forbes 2016-08-27 01:36:10 UTC
After installing 11.0-RC1 onto a zfs root (either mirrored or a single disk stripe) I get the following errors:

gptzfsboot: error 128 lba 488281248
gptzfsboot: error 128 lba 1
gptzfsboot: error 128 lba 488281248
gptzfsboot: error 128 lba 1
gptzfsboot: No ZFS pools located, can't boot

This is on a Dell T3400 with 2 250GB SATA drives.  It does not support EFI

This same machine has no problems with a zfs mirror root with 10.3.
Comment 1 Craig Forbes 2016-08-29 14:32:59 UTC
Correction.  The machine is a Dell T5400 not T3400.
Comment 2 Dan Langille freebsd_committer 2016-12-17 19:31:17 UTC
Created attachment 178031 [details]
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I'm having the same issue with FreeBSD 111
Comment 3 Dan Langille freebsd_committer 2016-12-17 19:33:05 UTC
I can provide a system which is having this problem.
Comment 4 Patrick McMunn 2017-04-24 01:11:54 UTC
I have this error also. I installed the FreeBSD 12-CURRENT snapshot from April 20, 2017. It's on an old Dell Dimension 2400.
Comment 5 Dan Langille freebsd_committer 2017-04-24 01:33:32 UTC
I think my problem was 4K drives with a mainboard which did not support UEFI booting. 

Allan Jude may be able to confirm.
Comment 6 Dan Langille freebsd_committer 2017-04-24 01:43:30 UTC
After discussions with Allan, I may be mistaken. 

I am not blocked by this.