Installing Pfsense on CF Card, IDE to CF need advise on size of card
Purchased an IDE to compact flash adapter on ebay for my friend that decided he no longer wanted it. I was wanting to remove the HDD out of my pfsense firewall, and use my CF card as a harddrive. I am running a general home network 8mbs connection, 4 computers, snort, and detailed logging as well as firewall rules. Do you guys think that a 2gb CF card would be sufficient?
I like compact flash for the speed, and reliability. Please advise otherwise…
Running a full install on CF could be very bad for reliability. They have a limited write lifetime. In practice a number of us run full installs on CF and haven't killed one yet.
2 GB is plenty of space.
so is it ok if I install pfsense on a cf?? You say you guys have done it. Is my system going to be unstable?
And dammit what does ACD0 BIG_ILLEGAL_REQUEST from my cdrom. Multiple cdroms and burns attempted, same error. eh???
Shouldn't cause any stability issues unless/until it kills sectors on your CF.
BIG_ILLEGAL_REQUEST is "normal", it might show up but it should still go on. If it doesn't, it probably isn't related to that message. See http://devwiki.pfsense.org/wikka.php?wakka=BootTroubleShooting