Pfsense 2.3 upgrade results in no boot
I was running Pfsense 2.2.6 for some time now on an old Dell Inspiron 2200. No issues. I decided to upgrade to 2.3.4 and after the system upgraded and rebooted, the boot process hangs at:
ata0: <ata channel="">at channel 0 on atapci0
Nothing beyond that no matter how long I wait. I've tried also installing fresh and exact same thing happens. Downgrading to 2.2.6 works fine still though.
Have you tried a 2.4 snapshot?
not yet, but certainly will try.
unfortunately that won't work. The laptop is only 32bit.
Well, not much more to do then. It's a ~12 year old laptop. Maybe try a verbose boot of 2.3 and see if you see anything more, but it sounds like recent versions of FreeBSD do not like that hardware. 2.2.x is based on a much older version of FreeBSD.