Installing to Microdrive using VirtualBox
I installed pfsense 1.2 to a microdrive before and now I want to update to 1.2.3 so i'm installing the same way again. This time, I get FAILED with a return code of 38 when executing /sbin/newfs /dev/da0s1a
The log file says:
160, 376512, 752864, 1129216, 1505568, 1881920
cg 0: bad magic number
->>> Exit status: 38
Does anyone know what is wrong?
Same problem here.
According to some posts before , it could be a problem with the card reader used (I use some cheap sliver line card reader).
I am not 100% sure though whether this is a controller problem per se or maybe this is an issue with virtualbox and livecd install would work.
As it turns out 1.2.2 works just fine.
So I suppose its a bug.
Maybe new freebsd used with it doesn't like some card readers?
Ok another update.
Even though it progresses past the newfs , I still can't install.
The progress bar appears which counts to 3 or 4 percent and then I get a kernel panic.
After the machine is rebooted either the drive is not recognized anymore and I need to unplug , replug it in order to be recognized or I get the same error again (exit code 38).
I will attempt using a burn the iso and see if that one works better.
The problem is in most probably in your USB CF reader. I had this problem driving me crazy, went to another platform and installed on the ALIX with CD-Rom, no problem with the same Microdrive.
I hope it helps.
Well thats impossible.
The ALIX that I have doesn't support cdrom.
Ok maybe I could somehow hook up a laptop cdrom to its 44pin ide interface.
According to the manual cdrom booting is not supported though.
Maybe a different card reader?
Also why it does start in 1.22 but crashes?
I have used the same card reader and the same virtualbox host to install 1.2 a long time ago. It worked then so I thought it should work now.
Yeah well its the tutorial for the 1.2
I guess something changed in FreeBSD since then.
The question is whether we can upgrade from 1.2 to 1.2.3.
Tomorrow a friend of mine is going to be bring a laptop over with pcmcia slot.
I have pcmcia to cf adapter so I will try that.
Another option is of course to wait until somebody uploads us an image of full install on microdrive.