PfSense 2.3 GUI not saving settings?



  • I just saved a setting, but pfSense returned error: Unable to open /cf/conf/config.xml for writing in write_config()
    Any chance I can save this setting or is the hardware on the way out?



  • If this is a NanoBSD installation go to Diagnostic > NanoBSD and try to switch it to permanent read/write mode.



  • Thank you, I tried this, however it would not save.
    Here is the error:

    Warning: copy(/cf/conf/backup/config-1465827631.xml): failed to open stream: Read-only file system in /etc/inc/config.lib.inc on line 920 Call Stack: 0.0003 233600 1\. {main}() /usr/local/www/diag_nanobsd.php:0 0.2313 1390304 2\. write_config() /usr/local/www/diag_nanobsd.php:134 0.2315 1390704 3\. backup_config() /etc/inc/config.lib.inc:553 0.2321 1390968 4\. copy() /etc/inc/config.lib.inc:920 Warning: filesize(): stat failed for /cf/conf/backup/config-1465827631.xml in /etc/inc/config.lib.inc on line 927 Call Stack: 0.0003 233600 1\. {main}() /usr/local/www/diag_nanobsd.php:0 0.2313 1390304 2\. write_config() /usr/local/www/diag_nanobsd.php:134 0.2315 1390704 3\. backup_config() /etc/inc/config.lib.inc:553 0.2339 1396720 4\. filesize() /etc/inc/config.lib.inc:927 Warning: fopen(/cf/conf/backup/backup.cache): failed to open stream: Read-only file system in /etc/inc/config.lib.inc on line 928 Call Stack: 0.0003 233600 1\. {main}() /usr/local/www/diag_nanobsd.php:0 0.2313 1390304 2\. write_config() /usr/local/www/diag_nanobsd.php:134 0.2315 1390704 3\. backup_config() /etc/inc/config.lib.inc:553 0.2347 1397112 4\. fopen() /etc/inc/config.lib.inc:928 Warning: fwrite() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /etc/inc/config.lib.inc on line 929 Call Stack: 0.0003 233600 1\. {main}() /usr/local/www/diag_nanobsd.php:0 0.2313 1390304 2\. write_config() /usr/local/www/diag_nanobsd.php:134 0.2315 1390704 3\. backup_config() /etc/inc/config.lib.inc:553 0.2359 1398272 4\. fwrite() /etc/inc/config.lib.inc:929 Warning: fclose() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /etc/inc/config.lib.inc on line 930 Call Stack: 0.0003 233600 1\. {main}() /usr/local/www/diag_nanobsd.php:0 0.2313 1390304 2\. write_config() /usr/local/www/diag_nanobsd.php:134 0.2315 1390704 3\. backup_config() /etc/inc/config.lib.inc:553 0.2367 1397160 4\. fclose() /etc/inc/config.lib.inc:930 Warning: fopen(/cf/conf/config.xml.99070): failed to open stream: Read-only file system in /etc/inc/config.lib.inc on line 495 Call Stack: 0.0003 233600 1\. {main}() /usr/local/www/diag_nanobsd.php:0 0.2313 1390304 2\. write_config() /usr/local/www/diag_nanobsd.php:134 0.3348 1441576 3\. safe_write_file() /etc/inc/config.lib.inc:565 0.3348 1441768 4\. fopen() /etc/inc/config.lib.inc:495
    
    


  • Okay, after a few pfSense router reboots, the Diagnostics > NanoBSD > Permanent Read/Write > Keep media mounted read/write at all times, has saved successfully.

    However, I still cannot change the port forward for port 9 from 192.168.1.120 to 192.168.1.255? Error:```
    Unable to open /cf/conf/config.xml for writing in write_config() @ 2016-06-24 21:58:37