Looking for ISO image of development snapshot



  • Is it available? I'm looking at the directory for development snapshots and only seeing memstick versions.


  • Galactic Empire Netgate

    Starting with pfSense version 2.4.4 we will be offering hybrid installer images. That means pfSense memstick installer can also be used as a CD/DVD image.



  • @ivor:

    Starting with pfSense version 2.4.4 we will be offering hybrid installer images. That means pfSense memstick installer can also be used as a CD/DVD image.

    I'm installing on a hyper-v. Do I mount the memstick image as an iso?



  • @ivor:

    Starting with pfSense version 2.4.4 we will be offering hybrid installer images. That means pfSense memstick installer can also be used as a CD/DVD image.

    I'm trying to create a VM that will boot from this image. Hyper-v manager will only accept a file with an iso extension. What's the procedure to use the img file as a CD/DVD image?



  • "iso extension"

    That's just what the file is called, you can rename it to .iso if it's not already that and use it as a standard CD/DVD image file.

    The "hybrid" part just means that the image file is directly usable as a CD/DVD image or as a memory stick image without any conversions. Many Linux distros have offerred such images for a long time, it's a high time FreeBSD/pfSense starts doing so also.



  • @bimmerdriver:

    Hyper-v manager will only accept a file with an iso extension. What's the procedure to use the img file as a CD/DVD image?

    Extract the image, change the file extension to iso and give it a try. Be a bit creative.



  • @kpa:

    "iso extension"

    That's just what the file is called, you can rename it to .iso if it's not already that and use it as a standard CD/DVD image file.

    The "hybrid" part just means that the image file is directly usable as a CD/DVD image or as a memory stick image without any conversions. Many Linux distros have offerred such images for a long time, it's a high time FreeBSD/pfSense starts doing so also.

    The file I downloaded has a .img extension, which is not accepted by the windows server hyper-v manager. I renamed the extension to .iso and it booted properly. Kind of a PITA, but oh well. I guess this is "progress".



  • Problem is, its not with the freebsd/pfsense side of things. an IMG file is recognized by just about all other vm system except hyperV apparently. I hated it when they were demoing and starting core development back when it was still virtual pc and they used it for the xp backporting on windows 7. I have had zero issues with any bin, img, or iso file on VMware vCenter/workstation.