PfSense install download -> get uncompressed image


  • When I download a pfSense install file, I get an uncompressed img file and therefore the sha256 is different from the one listed on the download page which I presume is the checksum for the compressed file. Is it normal to download an uncompressed image file and if so where I can I get the sha256 sum for it?


  • No, you should be getting the compressed file as it is. It's probably your browser that is uncompressing the file for you. Try with another browser.