Installing FreeBSD 8.0 on ZFS

How to install FreeBSD 8.0 using only ZFS partitions is a step-by-step guide for install FreeBSD 8.0-Release on to ZFS at rhyous.com.  What make this how-to different from many others is it works!

I followed the how-to to install FreeBSD 8.0 Release in to a VirtualBox VM and it worked on the first try.  I haven’t try installing any ports or updates to see what happens.  One step at a time.

FreeBSD 8.0 release update

The FreeBSD site is now announcing the release of 8.0.  As usual you can get it at your favorite mirror, although they are not all up to day yet so you may have to check one or two of them.

Official announcement: http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.0R/announce.html

Release notes: http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.0R/relnotes.html

FreeBSD 8 released

News sites are reporting the official release of FreeBSD 8.0.  The ISO images and packages are available on the FreeBSD FTP servers, but their site has not yet been updated to announce the news.  The links on the FreeBSD site to the 8.0-RC3 version send you to the 8.0 release files.