Note: this is for installing ZFS on an existing Fedora installation. To use ZFS as root file system, see below.
zfs-fusefrom official Fedora repo is installed, remove it first. It is not maintained and should not be used under any circumstance:
rpm -e --nodeps zfs-fuse
Add ZFS repo:
dnf install -y https://zfsonlinux.org/fedora/zfs-release$(rpm -E %dist).noarch.rpm
List of repos is available here.
Install kernel headers:
dnf install -y kernel-devel
kernel-develpackage must be installed before
Install ZFS packages:
dnf install -y zfs
Load kernel module:
If kernel module can not be loaded, your kernel version might be not yet supported by OpenZFS.
An option is to an LTS kernel from COPR, provided by a third-party. Use it at your own risk:
# kwizart/kernel-longterm-5.10 # kwizart/kernel-longterm-4.19 dnf copr enable -y kwizart/kernel-longterm-5.4 dnf install -y kernel-longterm kernel-longterm-devel
Reboot to new LTS kernel, then load kernel module:
It might be necessary to rebuild ZFS module:
for directory in /lib/modules/*; do kernel_version=$(basename $directory) dkms autoinstall -k $kernel_version done
If for some reason, ZFS kernel module is not successfully built, you can also run the above command to debug the problem.
By default ZFS kernel modules are loaded upon detecting a pool. To always load the modules at boot:
echo zfs > /etc/modules-load.d/zfs.conf
Testing repository, which is disabled by default, contains the latest version of OpenZFS which is under active development. These packages should not be used on production systems.
dnf config-manager --enable zfs-testing dnf install zfs