Not possible to make UFS install on ZFS formatted drive
If you want, to make pfSense UFS install over ZFS formatted drive (previous pfSense installation, for example)
you get "Invalid size: Invalid arguments" error, without ability to restart the Installer, the OK button does nothing
#2 Updated by Jim Pingle 2 months ago
- Status changed from Resolved to New
I'm still hitting this on current snapshots. It gives an error similar to that in the description and even trying to remove the partitions with gpart at a rescue shell prompt gave an error ("Device Busy") and I had to forcefully remove them. I could reinstall after wiping the partitions without error.
#3 Updated by Jim Pingle 2 months ago
It's inconsistent, unfortunately. From a fresh 2.5.0 snapshot ISO I can install and reinstall any combination of UFS and ZFS over top of one another, with one or multiple disks attached, and with/without using the recover config.xml option.
But if I take an existing working setup like a 2.4.5 VM running ZFS and try to reinstall it as UFS, I get the errors.
If it's too tricky for now we can move it to the next version and document the workaround.