Pfsense in usb pendrive

  • hail,

    I'm trying to do so for two days. its a via epia (or alike) running a crusoe 800MHz. I can boot FreeBSD from usb cdrom ok.

    embedded image can't even get to bootloader. I installed in from livecd and got to the point of:

    F1 pfSense

    Default: F1


    and from there nothing :(

    if anyona has any clues,



  • Information on trouble-shooting boot problems has been posted before and is in the wiki - please use the search facility.

  • sorry for asking …

    I did that and had no luck. nor in here, nor in google.

    thanks anyway ...


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    There has been a lot of work done on the Documentation Wiki in the last few days (lots of it by me).

    If you go there and type "boot", the first hit is the troubleshooting article:

    There is also a whole new Troubleshooting category on the Wiki now, as well as a lot more FAQs and How-Tos.

    Not sure how long it might take Google to catch up with all that, but searching on the Doc Wiki itself should have gotten you what you need.

  • @ none, please don't be to disheartened, you have to imagine out of the hundreds of posts posted on here you cant have been the only single person to have experienced boot problems!

    This post by me proves it can be done,,9845.0.html and the easiest way to achieve what you want is to use physdiskwrite to dump the embedded image to a USB pen.

    If it still won't boot I'd try looking at you BIOS first rather than pfSense, as I found in this post getting a microdrive working I had to disable UDMA when it was stalling at the spinning | icon,11016.0.html

    The fact the CD-ROM boots probably means you just need to disable DMA "hw.ata.ata_dma=0" or something.

    Please do stick with pfsense it is a fantastic product and the guys on here will help if you ask the right questions.

  • I have a setup almost like this working at the moment. booted up from the livecd and installed on a flash drive (have ata 2 CF adapter installed). This works great.

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