SG-5100 Boot loop

  • Hello

    Anyone ever had a boot loop with netgate sg-5100?Capture4.PNG

  • Netgate Administrator

    You need to see the first part of the loop where it shows the kernel panic to see why it's looping.

    If it loops at ~30s intervals though it's probably a file system issue in which case:

    Running a file system consistency check:
    1. Reboot your pfSense firewall and boot into Single User Mode by pressing '2' at the loader menu. It will boot to a question asking for a path to the shell, just press return to reach the # prompt.
    2. At the # prompt run the following command:
     /sbin/fsck -y /
     Run the fsck command at least 3 times; Repeat the command until no errors are reported, even  if fsck claims the filesystem has been marked "clean".
    3. Reboot by running: /sbin/reboot
     It should boot normally and with no residual long term issues


  • @stephenw10

    Thanks stephenw10 your method did work

    Keep it up

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