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I have also asked this question over on Ask Ubuntu but I thought I'd try here as well. The details can be found at:

I just can't get Ubuntu to forget about the old zpool. The impact is that it always loads this pool when the system boots: even though it was destroyed and the disks removed.


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OK, question answered. Because I was running with a ZFS root, I needed to update the initial RAMFS as well. – Gareth Jun 6 '13 at 15:41

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