__Idea is to have SUSE system with OpenZFS as root FS.

Main goal

Have OpenZFS as install option in the installer and utilize zedenv Boot Environment Manager for SUSE updates install

Goals

  • synergy of ZFS with dracut, so snapshots are correctly added to the grub
  • synergy of zedenv with zypper, so before every update is snapshot created
  • integrate Root on ZFS as install option to the YaST
  • configure Kiwi for the ZFS install images

Completed goals

  • prepare ZFS pool compatible with openSUSE installation ✓
  • install openSUSE with root on ZFS ✓
  • boot to the prepared and installed system ✓

Current progress

Resources:

Looking for hackers with the skills:

dracut yast yastui zfs

This project is part of:

Hack Week 17 Hack Week 19 Hack Week 20

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  • 4 months ago: MilesBHuff liked this project.
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  • over 1 year ago: lkocman liked this project.
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  • over 1 year ago: jkohoutek added keyword "zfs" to this project.
  • over 1 year ago: jkohoutek added keyword "yast" to this project.
  • over 1 year ago: jkohoutek added keyword "yastui" to this project.
  • over 1 year ago: jkohoutek added keyword "dracut" to this project.
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    Comments

    • pluskalm
      about 3 years ago by pluskalm | Reply

      zfs itself is already packaged in https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/filesystems/zfs , not sure about rest of required stuff

    • firstyear
      over 1 year ago by firstyear | Reply

      This looks awesome, I wish you all the best on this!

    • lkocman
      over 1 year ago by lkocman | Reply

      I did something like our snapper for zfs / grub2 / opensolaris about 10 years ago :-) It was a high school project, but it might be fun just to try it out.

      • jkohoutek
        over 1 year ago by jkohoutek | Reply

        You mean something like Time slider? add-emoji It would be great to i implement it :-)

    • jkohoutek
      over 1 year ago by jkohoutek | Reply

      Project update - Tumbleweed is able to boot from ZoL root! Check current progress

      • bobafetthotmail
        about 1 year ago by bobafetthotmail | Reply

        can't log in to see the "current progress", is there a repo or a more accesible place with some instructions to make Tumbleweed run/boot on ZFS root?

      • MilesBHuff
        4 months ago by MilesBHuff | Reply

        Hi! Can you please post how to do this publicly? The link you said to click on in the post is inaccessible to us normies.

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