EFI Boot on Precision 3431 SFF



  • Good Morning
    I want to setup a pair of Precision 3431 SFF machines for a PFsense failover FW. I seem to get stuck on the first step which is installing Pfsense.
    When I boot off the CD, it seems that the booting stops at:
    cd0: <TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-S084F TS00> Removable CD-ROC SCSI device
    cd0: 40.000MB/s transfers
    cd0: 664MB (340107 2048 byte sectors)
    cd0: quirks=0x10<10_BYTE_ONLY)

    then after a minute or so it will display:
    random: unblocking device.

    and this is where it stops.

    I tried installing Centos7 and that works fine.

    Can anybody help with this please?
    Thank you
    Kobus



  • @kobus said in EFI Boot on Precision 3431 SFF:

    I tried installing Centos7 and that works fine.

    pfSense is FreeBSD 😀

    Btw :
    This :

    cd0: <TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-S084F TS00> Removable CD-ROC SCSI device
    cd0: 40.000MB/s transfers
    cd0: 664MB (340107 2048 byte sectors)
    cd0: quirks=0x10<10_BYTE_ONLY)
    

    is your CD drive.

    It's the non-listed next device that blows up the kernel.



  • Hi
    Thank you fo rthe reply, but I saw on another website that he burned a DVD. Now this is weird but I thought I would try throwing away the CD i burned and use a DVD instead and it now seems to be booting normally.
    Very weird but at least I can continue.
    Kobus



  • Kobus,
    Please let us know how you are doing with configuring your pair of Dell PCs as an HA pair. I have a pair of HP 8300 small form factor PCs that I might want to set up as HA. I haven't looked into it at all until I saw your post. Good luck with the project!
    Greg


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