Why my 1.2 embedded keep rebooting?

  • Hi, everyone

    I'm using 1.2 embedded as my firewall, the job is simple: provide NAT service.
    but , after running like 3 or 4 days, it reboots automatic for no reason.
    my platform is IWill G064 motherboard + P4 Xeon 2.8 +512M Ram+ 512M CF card.

    why? any suggestion is appreciated

  • Plus, I checked /var/log/system.log , but every entry is made after the reboot

  • This is almost always indicative of hardware failure.

  • to submicron ,
    I don't think it's a hardware problem. I tryed m0n0, and it had run for about 10 days without a reboot.
    I'm really confused  :(

  • Try running a hardware-test.
    If it's the RAM: m0n0wall doesnt use as much ressources as pfSense.
    It's quite possible that it runs well on m0n0wall but goes awry on pfSense just because m0n0wall never uses the faulty ressources.

  • Try adding the line,


    To your /boot/loader.conf file and reboot your router. This will disable ACPI if the fault remains take the line out after a few days.

    I think its cured my 14 to 15 day lockups under 1.2.1!

  • To cheesyboofs,

    Thanks, now I'll switch back to PFSense and add the line.
    It needs a couple of days to find out whether the problem is solved, wish me luck.
    oops, the file can not be modified. vi returns a 'Read Only file system' message.
    googling :(

  • To GruensFroeschli ,

    Thank you, I took the memory out of the machine, installed it to a server,ran Windows Memory Diagnostic, it seemed OK.
    Is there a way to do a hardware-test under the shell of PFSense. Cause the machine needs a very strange KVM cable, I do not have one. so I can't use keyboard / monitor.That's also why I use the embedded version of PFSense.

  • Oh! If you are running embedded you will first need to make you os read/write with the following command

    # /etc/rc.conf_mount_rw
    # ...make changes...
    # /etc/rc.conf_mount_ro 

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