Install of 2.5.0 results in 2.4.5-RELEASE-p1 installation
Upgrade to 2.5.0 failed. Startup would fail before getting to a login, then reboot, and repeat.
I prepped a new USB stick and installed 2.5.0 off of pfSense-CE-memstick-2.5.0-RELEASE-amd64.img.gz.
Ran the installer, wiping the existing installation.
When I got back into the GUI, the 'Version' box says I'm running 2.4.5-RELEASE-p1 and invites me to once again try and upgrade to 2.5.0.
Question is: how did I get 2.4.5 from a 2.5.0 installation img?
You couldn't have, one of a couple things must have happened:
- The USB stick didn't actually get written with 2.5.0 for one reason or another
- Your disk, if it's an SSD or similar media, has failed into a read-only mode and the writes from the installation didn't actually happen on the disk, so it's still running the previous version.
The second reason could also explain why the upgrade failed.
There are other potential causes but they all center around the hardware in the unit, not the installation image itself.