TSC: P-state invariant, performance statistics
I have a new install of pfsense 2.4.4. No issues with the install. Made some non-material changes to V-Lan settings, but nothing else. I rebooted the unit and it hangs at:
"TSC: P-state invariant, performance statistics"
I can get into the bios.
Thank you in advance.
What is on the screen above that line?
If you see the boot menu, try selecting a verbose boot to see if it prints anything more useful. Also try single user mode to see if that works.
Hi Jimp - thank you for the reply. Please the photo attached. (sorry it loaded sideways....not sure why...
Are you sure you didn't change any other options, or restore a configuration that might have had a different console setting inside?
The CPU stuff there is from a new microcode loading but just above that you see it's trying to mount root. At that point is when it would normally start displaying the pfSense console output, but since it doesn't, that means it's going somewhere else, like a serial console. The real error is probably being output the other console.
@jimp thank you very for your time and advice. funny thing is i did the initial install with the following (see attached)....the hardware manufacture asked me the same question as you...
Sure that's what the installer is, but that can also be configured to output to serial console as well. That's just the default console on the memstick installer.
@jimp, so I need to see what the output config is set too?
If you restored a config.xml file to that, check it to see if it has any console options inside, like
@jimp, I checked out my config file and I find "<enableserial></enableserial>" in 5 locations, all of which are located in </ssh>.
<primaryconsole>serial</primaryconsole> is located in </ssh> as well.
Thank you again for your assistance.
So that's what it's doing: Sending the console output to serial instead of video.
Easiest and fastest fix is to reinstall again, edit those two tags out of config.xml, and then restore that.
There are other ways to fix it without reinstalling, but it's more complicated and not worth the extra effort in most cases.
@jimp, many thanks for your assistance and advice. Much appreciated!