zpool create cannot open '/dev/sda': Device or resource busy

dubois dubois.michel at gmail.com
Mon May 23 07:38:58 EDT 2011

You should add this line in your documentation This make easier the
module compilation :
apt-get install build-essential gawk alien fakeroot linux-headers-$
(uname -r) zlib1g-dev uuid-dev libblkid-dev libselinux1-dev

Indeep, following your documentation in the step 3 when I created the
zpool the system looks  frozen.... Is it normal or I've to wait a big
time??? I'm using a live CD yet...

On 23 mai, 11:23, "Fajar A. Nugraha" <l... at fajar.net> wrote:
> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 4:09 PM,dubois<dubois.mic... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for your answer and documentation,
> > I'm a user of SOLARIS10 as server so I know ZFS doesn't like
> > partitioned disk.... Is it different on Ubuntu?
> zfs can use partitioned disk just fine.
> The difference is if you give full disk, zfs can do things like
> choosing the right label (smi or zfs), enable disk cache, etc.
> > Starting reading you documentation, my system should be implemented
> > with an EXT4 FS as root partition system and ZFS on the other
> > partition ...... Right?
> If you want to test, yes. e.g:
> - /dev/sda1 : boot, possibly ext4
> - /dev/sda2 : linux (possibly with LVM)
> - /dev/sda3 : zfs
> If you only want to "play" with zfs you can also use file-backed pool,
> with files located on ext2/3/4.
> --
> Fajar

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