Install on RSA SecureID

  • Hi all, my first post. I have successfully installed pfSense on a RSA SecureID (Scorpio-X) machine and can set it up and access it via the web page. I am trying to install it also on a Citrix NetScalar machine because it has 8 x gigabit ports, even though it is a 32 bit machine. My issue is I can't seem to get any of the x32 ISOs to load correctly. I took the HDD out of the Citrix machine and hooked it up to the RSA machine intending to install pfSense and then transfer the drive across to the Citrix machine and do the rest from there. The problem it it won't load. It comes up with F1 pfSense and when F1 is pressed it reboots. I've tried the latest ISO image and the latest development ISO. The RSA machine is an x64 Pentium D machine with 4 gig RAM. Does the x32 load onto an x64 machine like Windows 7 does? Does any one have any ideas? I've included a couple of photos. Cheers, Matt.
    ![pfSense (0).JPG](/public/imported_attachments/1/pfSense (0).JPG)
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    ![pfSense (1).JPG](/public/imported_attachments/1/pfSense (1).JPG)
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    ![pfSense (2).JPG](/public/imported_attachments/1/pfSense (2).JPG)
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    ![pfSense (3).JPG](/public/imported_attachments/1/pfSense (3).JPG)
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  • Netgate Administrator

    The 32bit version should run on 64bit hardware.

    What are we seeing in that first screenshot? It has booted into the installer there at least. Is it not getting past the F1 prompt on the first boot after the install?

    Some of those early SATA controllers were a pain to get working. You might try changing the SATA mode in the BIOS. That probably won't help when you move it across though.

    Also check here:

    P.S. your forum avatar is huge! You should probably chose something smaller.


  • Thanks Stephen. I've given up on the NetScalar for the moment as I have an HP DL320G5 server with six x 1GB ports. I've disabled three of the fans to quieten it down and replaced three of them with standard 40mm axial fans so it is dead quiet. I've just finished running the service pack proliant 16.10.0 on it to update all the firmware and do the diagnostics. It came up like a brand new one and I've installed 8GB RAM and two 250GB HDDs. This should be enough to run pfSense and a cacheing proxy on it. I'll feed this into my Cisco C887VAM-K9 with a zone based firewall as well so there will be two layers of firewall. I'm still trying to get my head around IPv6 so it all is a bit of an ongoing project to keep my mind active.

    I'll get around to the NetScalar one day when I get more time and try and figure out what the problem is. I might even try to image a HDD in the HP and stick it into it and see what happens.

    As to my avatar, it seems normal size to me when I view the page and so does yours. I don't know what's going on there. See screen shot.



    ![Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 19.22.17.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 19.22.17.jpg)
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  • Netgate Administrator

    Sorry I meant size in data rather than screen size. The forum software scales the image down (1,533px × 1,857px (scaled to 65px × 65px)) to fit in the browser but it still has to fetch the full file. Your avatar is ~700kB and it's fetching it from Australia to me (in the UK) which makes the page slow to load. If you can scale it down yourself in some editor and link to that smaller image it will be much quicker.


  • No worries Stephen, thanks for the tip. You should be thankful that you're not on our useless NBN!


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