Update to latest 2.4.x failed on VK-T40E2



  • The other night I went to update to the latest point release of pfSense and when it rebooted it never came back. Looking at the serial terminal, this is what I see upon boot:

    PC Engines APU BIOS build date: Apr  5 2014
    Reading data from file [bootorder]
    SeaBIOS (version ?-20140405_120742-frink)
    SeaBIOS (version ?-20140405_120742-frink)
    Found coreboot cbmem console @ 7e150400
    Found mainboard PC Engines APU
    Relocating init from 0x000e8e71 to 0x7e1065e0 (size 39259)
    Found CBFS header at 0xfffffb90
    found file "bootorder" in cbmem
    CPU Mhz=1000
    Found 27 PCI devices (max PCI bus is 05)
    Copying PIR from 0x7e160400 to 0x000f27a0
    Copying MPTABLE from 0x7e161400/7e161410 to 0x000f25b0 with length 1ec
    Copying ACPI RSDP from 0x7e162400 to 0x000f2590
    Copying SMBIOS entry point from 0x7e16d800 to 0x000f2570
    Using pmtimer, ioport 0x808
    Scan for VGA option rom
    EHCI init on dev 00:12.2 (regs=0xf7f08420)
    Found 1 lpt ports
    Found 2 serial ports
    AHCI controller at 11.0, iobase f7f08000, irq 11
    EHCI init on dev 00:13.2 (regs=0xf7f08520)
    EHCI init on dev 00:16.2 (regs=0xf7f08620)
    Searching bootorder for: /rom@img/setup
    Searching bootorder for: /rom@img/memtest
    OHCI init on dev 00:12.0 (regs=0xf7f04000)
    OHCI init on dev 00:13.0 (regs=0xf7f05000)
    OHCI init on dev 00:14.5 (regs=0xf7f06000)
    OHCI init on dev 00:16.0 (regs=0xf7f07000)
    Searching bootorder for: /pci@i0cf8/usb@16,2/storage@1/*@0/*@0,0
    Searching bootorder for: /pci@i0cf8/usb@16,2/usb-*@1
    USB MSC vendor='Multiple' product='Card  Reader' rev='1.00' type=0 removable=1
    USB MSC blksize=512 sectors=15523840
    All threads complete.
    Scan for option roms
    Running option rom at c000:0003
     
     
    iPXE (http://ipxe.org) 00:00.0 C000 PCI2.10 PnP PMMpmm call arg1=1
    pmm call arg1=0
    +7E0DA5C0pmm call arg1=1
    pmm call arg1=0
    +7E03A5C0 C000
     
     
     
    Searching bootorder for: /rom@genroms/pxeboot.rom
     
    Build date: Apr  5 2014
    System memory size: 2017 MB
     
    Press F12 for boot menu.
     
    Searching bootorder for: HALT
    drive 0x000f2520: PCHS=0/0/0 translation=lba LCHS=966/255/63 s=15523840
    Space available for UMB: c1000-ee800, f0000-f2520
    Returned 245760 bytes of ZoneHigh
    e820 map has 6 items:
      0: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 = 1 RAM
      1: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 = 2 RESERVED
      2: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 = 2 RESERVED
      3: 0000000000100000 - 000000007e14c000 = 1 RAM
      4: 000000007e14c000 - 000000007f000000 = 2 RESERVED
      5: 00000000f8000000 - 00000000f9000000 = 2 RESERVED
    enter handle_19:
      NULL
    Booting from Hard Disk...
    Booting from 0000:7c00
     
    F1  FreeBSD
     
    F6 PXE
    Boot:  F1
    //bboooott//ccoonnffiigg::  --SS111155220000  --DD
     
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    Any thoughts on how to recover from this?


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  • @grimson so you're thinking the install is hosed and reinstallation is the available recourse at this time?


  • Netgate Administrator

    Is the terminal set to 115200bps? If it's set to 9600 or 38400 then that would be all you would see.

    Otherwise yes you can always re-install:
    https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/solutions/vk-t40e/reinstall-pfsense.html

    That will ensure you have a clean install. It's quick and easy if you have an mSATA drive. If you are booting from SD card you can install directly to it but you should remove the swap partition at install and move /var and /tmp to RAM after setup.

    It doesn't look like you were running Nano though so it's probably not booting SD.

    Steve


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