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Debian!

Worked! https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs/wiki/Debian-Stretch-Root-on-ZFS

https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/blob/master/doc/install.asciidoc

apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

http://emacs.secretsauce.net/


Manjaro

https://classicforum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=30190.0

Arch

https://ramsdenj.com/2016/06/23/arch-linux-on-zfs-part-1-embed-zfs-in-archiso.html

nixos gnome

https://superuser.com/questions/795879/how-to-configure-dual-boot-nixos-with-mac-os-x-on-an-uefi-macbook

That works!!!!! Although the install script claims to fail. I really don't understand grub. Because the install script doesn't finish, I have to do the last step by hand - set root password on the install disk and then rerun nixos-install.

Next try this:

https://nixos.wiki/wiki/NixOS_on_ZFS

https://chris-martin.org/2015/installing-nixos

other nixos pages could be useful

https://nixos.wiki/wiki/NixOS_Installation_Guide

https://robots.thoughtbot.com/install-linux-on-a-macbook-air

https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/issues/9096

https://gist.github.com/rehno-lindeque/4eb5a325202c840cb8c9


ignore this until I get fed up with NixOS (!)

ubuntu: https://gdfuego.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/installing-ubuntu-1604-on-zfs-root.html


https://www.ece.cmu.edu/~ganger/712.fall02/papers/p761-thompson.pdf

and

first try linux running on MacOS via VirtualBox and this:

https://www.serverwatch.com/server-tutorials/using-a-physical-hard-drive-with-a-virtualbox-vm.html


If that fails, then this:

https://technomagus.wordpress.com/linux/virtual-machines/virtualbox/raw-disk-to-virtualbox-image/

https://www.howtoforge.com/using-raw-devices-in-virtualbox-vms