In the Manjaro release announcement post for 20.1 Mikah, it mentions that “Manjaro Architect supports now ZFS installation by providing the needed kernel modules.” I downloaded a new Manjaro Architect installer, and gave it a shot, but I was not able to install ZFS; instead I received the
The kernel modules to support ZFS were not found when clicking Prepare Installation → ZFS (optional).
Looking into the message, I see other threads about the same issue but I didn’t find a resolution for myself. It looks like a
linuxV-zfs package may be needed, where V is the version of linux being ran, e.g.
I figured I’d need the package that matches the output of
uname -r, which output
5.6.15-1-MANJARO for my installer. Running
sudo pacman -Ss linux*|grep zfs returned a list of packages of the format
linuxV-zfs, like I mentioned earlier. I noticed there is no
linux56-zfs package, and got stuck from there. I tried installing
linux-latest-zfs each separately with no success, as in the message from running Prepare Installation → ZFS (optional) was the same.
For reference, my Manjaro Architect ISO is
manjaro-architect-20.0.3-200607-linux56.iso. It looks like Architect is still on 20.0 even though the page is about a release announcement for 20.1, but that’s whatever.
With that in mind, any advice on what packages to install to get this thing working?