Alix 2d3 boot failure



  • Used physdiskwrite to copy the 1.2.1 img file to a 1GB Lexar Professional CF card.  Installed in Alix 2d3 board, wired console port to USB serial port and verified BIOS access via serial port.  When I try to boot, I see garbled console output that reminds me of mismatched serial port settings:

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    Once the console output stops, I am not able to ping 192.168.1.1 from any of the three LAN ports.

    Thoughts?

    –thanks



  • Definitely looks like mismatched serial port settings to me. What settings are you using? The pfsense embedded images should use 9600/8N1. The default ALIX BIOS setting is for 38400/8N1, however.



  • As ktims said.

    Before you can ping 192.168.1.1 you need to assign the interfaces on the console.



  • Ya, that did the trick.  Just had to switch speeds on the terminal emulator and all is well.

    Thanks!!



  • If you want to, you can change the BIOS to match by pressing 's' during the memory test.


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