How to install 2.4-RC or 2.4.1-dev on APU.2C4 board?



  • Hi there,

    since there is no NanoBSD or embedded installation in >=2.4 anymore I like to know how to "best practise" install 2.4-RC or 2.4.1 on a PC Engines APU.2C4 board.

    Thanks and greets
    Stephan


  • Banned

    Do a full install.



  • @doktornotor:

    Do a full install.

    so fast - so easy!  :D Thanks a lot; I will try!

    Greets
    Stephan


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You have left out one crucial piece of information: What disk/media?

    You use a full install either way, but if you are installing to an SD Card, I would activate the option to put /tmp and /var in RAM disks to reduce disk writes.



  • @jimp:

    You have left out one crucial piece of information: What disk/media?

    You use a full install either way, but if you are installing to an SD Card, I would activate the option to put /tmp and /var in RAM disks to reduce disk writes.

    Would it be possible to detect if an SD card is used for boot media, and if so, make this the default option?

    Still allowing it to be changed BACK would be nice (for those that want to live dangerously) but it seems like this would be a good default state when an SD card is the boot media, right?

    I'm imagining people that are just starting out with pfSense, don't necessarily get / understand this, and then over time the SD card flames out.

    Thoughts?


  • Banned

    I think the main question here is why are you killing a perfectly good box with such shitty horribly performing media?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @jdijulio:

    Would it be possible to detect if an SD card is used for boot media, and if so, make this the default option?

    No, because we do not want to encourage people to use SD cards for boot media in general anymore. It's slow and prone to failures. It's cheaper, but rarely worth it. Grab an mSATA SSD and don't look back.


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