SG-3100 Reloading

  • My SG-3100 is stuck and it can't get up!

    Here is the sequence of events I'm seeing:

    Press reset button
    First LED blinks blue rapidly
    First and second LED blinks blue rapidly
    First, second and third LED blink blue rapidly
    They all go dark
    Sequence repeats

    I can get on the console but I'm unable to decipher its output such that I can unhinge the death spiral…

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    The console output will be the only way to know for certain what is happening. Try to capture the output and post it here.

  • Thank you very much jimp!!  I'm in a bad spot and I very much appreciate it.  I'm attaching the console output here.  Any guidance to the ignorant would be helpful.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Looks like your filesystem is corrupt so it's crashing and restarting.

    You need to get into single user mode, which you can do in a couple different ways:

    • Just after the u-boot part finishes, press the space bar as the FreeBSD kernel loads. At the loader prompt, enter "boot -s" and press enter. When prompted, press enter to run /bin/sh
    • After you see the pfSense ASCII banner while the firewall is booting, hit ctrl-C and it should drop you at a single user mode prompt.

    Once you are at a single user mode prompt ("#"), run "fsck -y /" 3-4 times at least until it no longer finds anything. Don't stop if it declares the filesystem clean after fixing something, run it again and again until it reports that there was nothing to fix.

    After that, type "reboot" and then it should be back to normal.

  • Wow, thanks for such quick and complete reply.  I'll give it a shot tonight.  Thank you!

  • Jimp, just wanted to say thanks again for your help and let you know it worked flawlessly.  Crossing my fingers I can get IDS set up this weekend without doing anything stupid …

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