pc-sysupdateto work properly. For some reason, purging the pkg cache and forcing updates through
pkg update -fresulted in package size mismatches, so I decided to try to upgrade my PC-BSD system manually. It took a while, but I think I figured out how to get it going.
First, I created a boot environment for my new upgrade:
beadm create fbsd_10.1_update
beadm mount fbsd_10.1_update /.updateStage
Next, I performed the freebsd-update on this new boot environment:
freebsd-update -b /.updateStage fetch
freebsd-update -b /.updateStage install
Eventually, the script finished its business. I then switched to the new environment:
beadm umount fbsd_10.1_update
beadm activate fbsd_10.1_update
All done, right? Here's what happened next. I rebooted the machine, and was dropped to a
beadmdidn't handle grub gracefully?
Ugh. After digging, I figured out how to manhandle grub to boot my ZFS partition. The first trick, to save time, is to set an environment variable to the root filesystem. This saves a LOT of typing. Use "tab" completion to figure out what filesystems are available to you:
Now, we can tell grub to load all the things (tab completion works with the $P expansion! brilliant!):
kfreebsd_module $P/boot/zfs/zpool.cache type=/boot/zfs/zpool.cache
Voila! System working again. But I still need to repair GRUB... after the system boots into the correct boot environment:
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Unfortunately, that last step didn't actually fix my grub installation. I'm puzzled as to how to fix it. But for now, at least I can get the machine running.