SG-2440, 2.3.3-RELEASE-p1, unable to standalone boot 2.3.4-RELEASE for reinstall
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I have an SG-2440 with an Crucial M600 SATA installed and running 2.3.3-RELEASE-p1. My install has become corrupt (topic=131166), but seems to 'mostly' function but without the ability to update. As recommended, I have checked the SMART data and the logs do not show errors. I have also saved my current configuration.
I would like to fresh-install 2.3.4. I thought this would be simple, but I am not able to stand-alone boot 2.3.4-RELEASE from a USB. I obtained pfSense-CE-memstick-serial-2.3.4-RELEASE-amd64.img and used Win32DiskImager to write it to a freshly formatted USB drive.
From Putty, the boot looks like this (screen-1, attached, not sure how to display it here). The 2.3.4 release on USB is option #1. It proceeds to 2.3.4 boot, screen shot #2. Setting or not-setting option 6 to verbose makes no difference, the boot process stops at screen shot #3. The text boot log from Putty is also attached.
Any idea why the stand alone boot is not working? Is there an easier way to re-install pfsense?
Thanks for the help on a holiday weekend!!! :)
Make sure your console settings are as described here:
You are using wrong pfSense image. The image you want to download is labeled Netgate ADI. Its full name is: pfSense-CE-memstick-ADI-2.3.4-RELEASE-amd64.img.gz
You can download the image from pfsense.org/download however, if this is a new purchase (or under 1 year old) you can download factory pfSense image from portal.pfsense.org. You will first need to activate support for your unit here pfsense.org/activate
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Ah, what a difference the correct image makes! :-)
I'm back up and running now on version 2.3.4. Something in the 2.3.3 release was mucked up enough that I had to fresh install twice and reformat the M600 SATA on the second re-install. Pfsense configuration files are amazing!
One tip for anyone running pfblocker and recovering with a fresh install and configuration file restore: pfblocker needs a forced update before DNS starts working correctly. Pfsense was up, but my home network was down until the update completed.