Can't install with ZFS 2.4.2



  • Hello,

    I am using the amd64 2.4.2 pfsense version.

    Specs:
    Motherboard: GA-B150M-D3H
    Memory: 2x2gb ddr3 1066
    Flash drive: Sandisk ultra usb 3.0 for installation
    SSD: Silicon Power 60GB SSD S60 MLC
    CPU: G4400

    When I try to install with ZFS, I select stripe option and select the 60gb Silicon Power SSD.
    It errors saying:

    
    ahcich1: Timeout on slot 0 port 0
    ahcich1:  is 00000000 cs 00000000 ss 00000001 rs 00000001 tfd 40 serr 00000000 cmd 0000c017
    ada8:ahcich1:0:0:0): SEND_FPDMA_QUEUED DATA SET MANAGEMENT. ACB: 64 02 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00
    

    It gets stuck here, a picture may be more helpful(large):
    https://i.imgur.com/o2vMXZp.jpg

    Any ideas why this may be happening? UFS seemed to install just fine. However I do not trust UFS, it corrupts very easily. It is worth noting, this same system had issues with a nanobsd install as well on 2.3.x. It took a very very long time to boot up. Others with the same configuration have the same issue. https://www.reddit.com/r/PFSENSE/comments/49qc4x/its_very_slow_on_my_skylake_g4400/

    I have tried different SATA cables and different ports. The SSD works fine connected via a USB adapter to a different computer, it checks out with crystaldiskmark and crystaldiskinfo.




  • This appears to be a FreeBSD issue, I tried installing 11.1 and I have the same problem. I’ll try and look around there.





  • Anyone with solution to this? I’ve been unable to install latest stable on ZFS.



  • I did get it to install with NVMe SSD. I’m not using an expensive SSD for this though, but if I used an M.2 SATA SSD, would that also work? It’s SATA, but M.2, so maybe it gets around this. Can anyone confirm this for me? I’d need to order one ASAP.



  • Another update on this. I tried a Seagate 2.5" HDD and it worked fine with ZFS, so it doesn’t even affect all SATA drives. Good to know. Hopefully different SSD that I order will work.



  • @NotAnAlias:

    … UFS seemed to install just fine. However I do not trust UFS, it corrupts very easily. It is worth noting, …

    Running pfSense on an old Dell Dimension 5150, which is a retired desktop PC, 7 years ago … with a hard disk that last already 10 years running UFS …
    Never saw something that looked like a disk corruption.

    Btw : I have an UPS …  😉



  • @revengineer:

    Does this help: https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/cam-errors-freebsd-11-1.61796/post-356879?

    Been a while since I tried this since i just went back to pfsense 2.3.5 on another machine for the timebeing.

    I tried a very similar command at bootup and it did not help unfortunately. I also tried two different SSDs and they both have the same issue.
    I tried registering at the FreeBSD forums to ask there, but an admin never approved my account when I tried to register.



  • To follow up, a different SSD did work. Seems like just an issue on certain drives.



  • @Iceman24:

    To follow up, a different SSD did work. Seems like just an issue on certain drives.

    What SSD worked for you?



  • @NotAnAlias:

    @Iceman24:

    To follow up, a different SSD did work. Seems like just an issue on certain drives.

    What SSD worked for you?

    Silicon Power 120GB M55 M.2 2280 SSD With R/W Up To 550MB/s (SLC Cache for Speed Boost) SATA III Internal Solid State Drive for Ultrabooks and Tablets (SP120GBSS3M55M28)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074ZF28GP



  • Just an update, instead of buying a new ssd I did something naughty.

    I went ahead and just used a sata to usb 3.0 adapter and ZFS works fine. I just have it plugged outside the case for now, but I went ahead and ordered a 20pin to type A adapter so I can put the SSD in the pc.



  • Well thank you for this thread so am not the only dummy who can’t do this simple thing 🙂 Got error on my Sandisk SSD ask well, and I gave up, not gonna buy another SSD, UFS and my UPS already does the job anyway, just thought if it’s free, throw that in there right, but if it makes me jump through hoops, meh.


 

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