PF sense amd64 hangs at install
Pfsense was running fine for a week or two, but suddenly, DNS IP's suddenly not receivable by DHCP.
Even using fixed IP's and DNS, no internet connection.
So as test I hooked up a laptop directly to the modem and yes, worked without any problems.
Next stap was chacking the harddrive well a 120GB SSD but no errors.
So, re-install but all re-install's fails.
The kernel loads but get's stuck at: Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ufs/pfSense [ro]…
And under that, a character square block
The router is just a small computer based on a dual core intel atom 2ghz hyper threading , 2GB ram 6 1gbps ports.
About the system:
ACPI on, AHCI on, legacy boot off.
The unit has two USB2.0 ports , both tested.
The USB stick could install Linux mint fine on a computer so I doubt that the usb stick is the problem.
PFsense hangs now approx 12 hours since latest attempt.
Wait will test legacy on, hci off etc.
Turning on legacy mode en the setup goes one step further
I choose single user, kernel loads
And oh, boot is going one step further : Enter full path name of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:
So I press enter : system hangs. I type /bin/sh: <enter>Then an error : init: can't exec /bin/sh: for single user : no such file or directory.
So I rebooted for the (forgot how many times but this time I did choose Multiple users and what a surprise, setup continues to the "graphical" setup.
So case solved. Still weird that single user setup fails.</enter>