[Feature Request] Provide option to install root to a ZFS formatted disk

Bug #1547332 reported by GizmoChicken
This bug affects 19 people
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Now that ZFS tools and support will be included by default in 16.04, it would be great if we could install directly to a ZFS formatted disk using the graphical installer.

Yes, I know that root can be manually installed to ZFS formated disk. See https://github.com/zfsonlinux/pkg-zfs/wiki/HOWTO-install-Ubuntu-to-a-Native-ZFS-Root-Filesystem But an option to install using the graphical installer would be nice.

Tags: xenial
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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J.R. Raith (jrronimo) wrote :

I, too, would very much like to be able to install Ubuntu onto a ZFS pool.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
importance: Wishlist → Medium
importance: Medium → Wishlist
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circuit_breaker (cb-9) wrote :

My ZFS & hardware setup is far from optimal due to the inability to boot off of ZFS pools. Please fix.

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Tessa (unit3) wrote :

Especially for server usage, where this is more likely to apply, it's pretty crucial to have installer support for ZFS root pools.

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costinel (costinel) wrote :

Is anyone at Canonical actually discussing this internally?
If yes, what are the key subjects? Filesystem layout (what dirs go into what datasets, personalized parameters like excluding /tmp from being auto snapshotted etc)? developer time to code the feature into the installer? what else is preventing this from happening sooner?

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