pfSense Welcome Console commands disappeared
I am running pfsense release 2.3.2. It is working on VMware. I was able before to see the console commands. Lately i found that the last line i can see in the boot lines is "bootup complete" after that there is no commands as before.
I need to fix this to be able to use this commands from the console.
Any help will be appreciated
Run current code - then ask your questions if something is not working..
Run current code
Hi John, thanks for your reply.
Sorry, :) where is the code you need me to run! I really don't understand you.
2.3.2 is no longer supported... None of the 2.3.x line is... Run current version of pfsense if you want help.
Oh OK. Thanks i will check for upgrading.
Yes, you should update.
When we did occasionally see that back then it was often a damaged or missing /etc/ttys file. You can recover the default file by running these commends from single user mode:
mount -a -t ufs mv /etc/ttys /root/ttys.old tar xv -C / -f /usr/local/share/pfSense/base.txz ./etc/ttys /sbin/reboot
But really I would probably install 2.4.4 and restore your existing config.
@stephenw10 Hi Steve,
Thank you very much for your nice help. I will try this code. sure i will move forward to the next version.
@stephenw10 Hi Steve,
it works well for one of my machines. the other one send to me this error "tar: Failed to set default locale
when i enter the code "tar xv -C / -f /usr/local/share/pfSense/base.txz ./etc/ttys"
would you please help what should i do to pass this?
Hard to say. Permissions error? Some further filesystem damage?
You could try running fsck a few times from single user mode:
fsck -y /
The cleanest solution is to install 2.4.4 fresh and restore your config into it though.
Even if you manage to get it working - you still running an outdated copy... The version of freebsd that 2.3.2 runs is no longer even supported.. That ran 10.3 which EOL April 30, 2018
Your running a firewall that is multiple revisions behind - you have any idea how many security fixes and bug fixes have happened since that version.. Not only in pfsense but the OS underneath freebsd, along with all the packages that make up the distro - php, etc. etc.
Thank you very much for your help Steve. It works perfectly.
Thank you John for advising. I am really need to update it but i am running four pfSense servers in different palaces. So upgrading should go for all. each one of then has its ongoing services. I should keep this in the last installed new version. So it needs some free time and a lot of concentrations. So i am waiting for this chance to go on :).
This is part of running a network - you can understand a revision or so.. Change control, maint windows - clearly these prevent just on a whim updating.. Testing should be done, etc..
But come on 2.3.2 - and they even sent out notifications that 2.3 was coming to an end over a year ago..