Upgrade to 2.4.5 on Hyper-V Never Completes


  • Hi,
    I've been running pfSense on Hyper-V stable for a number of years. However, on updating to 2.4.5 from 2.4.4-p3 it freezes and never completes (see snapshot below). Any ideas on the cause/fixes?
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  • Upgrading from 2.4.4-p3 to 2.4.5 involves not one package.
    More like 200 or so.

    Re install.


  • I've tried upgrading a number of times. All with the same result. Do you mean start from base config? If so, I've never been able to re-apply the configuration file successfully. Any Ideas?


  • BTW -- the upgrade (viewing from the console upgraded MANY packages and took more than 20 minutes. Only after packages are updated and rebooting it stops at the firewall config step.


  • @lispeedyg said in Upgrade to 2.4.5 on Hyper-V Never Completes:

    I've never been able to re-apply the configuration file successfully

    What do you mean ? in the past, importing the config.xml into the GUI doesn't work for you ?

    Your system boots ?
    If so, use the console access, stop the booting, goto single user mode, copy out the /conf/config.xml file.
    The pfSense manual explains it all.

    @lispeedyg said in Upgrade to 2.4.5 on Hyper-V Never Completes:

    ng it stops at the firewall config step.

    Just a wild guess (your posts do not give any info) : check your NIC's attributed to the pfSense VM.
    If no NIC's I can undertstand that the firewall part freaks out.
    Again, just a guess.

    I wouldn't even bother long time. Create a new VM 'by the book'.

  • Netgate Administrator

    Mmm, we'd need to seem more of the boot output I think to know.

    If you can install and boot 2.4.5 OK but then when you restore your config it fails that seems more like a config issue.
    Does it fail in exactly the same way when you do that?

    Steve