Add isboot iSCSI boot driver to FreeBSD

From: Yonas Yanfa <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 04:12:30 -0400

isboot is a iSCSI boot driver written by Daisuke Aoyama that allows you 
to boot your root partition using iSCSI.

Installation is extremely simple:

1. extract the archive:
     # tar zxvf isboot-x.x.x.tar.gz

2. compile the module:
     # cd isboot-x.x.x/src
     # make

3. install the compiled module to the kernel directory:
     # make install

4. edit /boot/loader.conf, and add the following line:

This was first announced way back in June, 2010:

I've tested the current version (v0.2.10) and it works with FreeBSD 10.2 
booting a ZFS on root installation:

I've used iSCSI boot with Ubuntu Server for a while and it's been very 
useful. I'm looking forward to FreeBSD having the same capability built-in.

Received on Wed Sep 23 2015 - 06:13:02 UTC

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