• Hi

    I got an Nokia IP260, and I would like to try PfSense on this box, can anyone let me know if there is any issues with the hardware?

    and how can I install PFsense on the IP260

    Many Thanks


  • well seem that my post is a full success  :'(

    I had just notice that the IP260 has a CF card and a HD, the CF stores the IPSO OS and the HD is used only for store logs, so what I will try it to dd the CF and the HD as backup, in case nothing works.

    I wil install pfsense in the CF and i will try to find out is via the shell if I can mount the HD as filesystem, if so, it can be sue to store he logs and other pfsense files

    but wich directories do I need to consider to migrate to the HD?

    is anyone can provide me some advise

    Thanks


  • oh well, I'm still working on this, I'm really disappointed of this community no one wants to share or provide tips, I'm very close to make it work, but if I have it working, I doubt I will share this with anyone

    sad  >:(


  • @harryman01:

    oh well, I'm still working on this, I'm really disappointed of this community no one wants to share or provide tips,

    The activity in the pfSense forums I read suggests to me there are some people in the pfSense community (certainly more than "no one") willing to share and provide tips. I can understand you feeling disappointed there doesn't seem to be any interest in your particular challenge. There could be many reasons for lack of interest, including "I don't have an IP260", "I can't see that would be useful", "I don't know the answer", "I don't have time to find the answer" etc.

    @harryman01:

    but if I have it working, I doubt I will share this with anyone

    It can be quite time consuming to write up a good, accurate and concise explanation. If that is your reason for not sharing, fair enough. But if you have decided not to share because nobody shared with you then I think you have become part of the problem you seem to decry.


  • the nokia ip260 has a CF card that has a freebsd bootmanager on it, this card is typically like 64mbyte.

    The laptop sized hard disk is for the OS, not just logs. you can try putting this into a PC, installing pfsense onto it and then putting it back into the IP260. perhaps remove the CF card and see if the bios just boots off of the hard disk.

    The IP260 has a half decent CPU, 4x 100mbit nics and can take a gig of SDRAM. i have one running fanless with the case off (running IPSO+checkpoint). this would be a nice pfsense box. let me know if you get it working.

    i do run pfsense on my nokia ip330. i just put the hard disk in a PC, installed pfsense and it's been working well for a few months now. I get surprising throughput through this old K6 CPU and just 256mb of ram.


  • I've tried the following without success (so far)
    1.removed the CF card.
    2. moved the HD to laptop and installed pfsense (choose embedded kernel)
    3. placed the HD back and tried to boot

    I get the following
    F… E... D... C... B... A... 9... 8... 7... 6... 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... 0...
    Nokia Baja BIOS bootstrap loader, Version 2.02
    Copyright (c) 1997-2005, Nokia, Inc.
    Baja motherboard type 5981, Manu. Rev 11, Board Rev 1
    CPU Id 0x06B0 stepping 4, Rev 0, L2 Cache 256KB
    512MB SDRAM memory
    DIMM 0 256 MBytes, Single Sided  DIMM 1 256 MBytes, Single Sided
    No valid boot devices found

    Does it mean it can only boot from the CF?
    Any suggestion would be greatly help

    Thanks,
    Roy


  • Made some progress (or not)
    I guess the ip260 must boot from the CF card (and not from the HD - I am not sure but I suspect it is jumpered some how like this)

    copy the nanobsd to 1GB cf card and this is where I got….
    with new version 1.2.3 did not boot at all
    with older version 1.2.1/0 managed to boot and got to this point
    cbb1: <ti1520 pci-cardbus="" bridge="">mem 0x80040000-0x80040fff irq 11 at device 1.1 on pci2
    cardbus1: <cardbus bus="">on cbb1apper)
    pccard1: <16-bit PCCard bus> on cbb1
    fxp0: <intel 10="" 100="" 82559er="" embedded="" ethernet="">port 0x3040-0x307f mem 0x80080000-0x80080fff,0x800a0000-0x800bffff irq 5 at device 2.0 on pci2
    miibus0: <mii bus="">on fxp0
    inphy0: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">on miibus0e console to abort
    inphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp1: <intel 10="" 100="" 82559er="" embedded="" ethernet="">port 0x3080-0x30bf mem 0x800d0000-0x800d0fff,0x800e0000-0x800fffff irq 6 at device 3.0 on pci2
    miibus1: <mii bus="">on fxp1loader, Version 2.02
    inphy1: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">on miibus1
    inphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    isab0: <pci-isa bridge="">at device 31.0 on pci0B
    isa0: <isa bus="">on isab0
    atapci0: <intel ich2="" udma100="" controller="">port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0x2000-0x200f at device 31.1 on pci0
    ata0: <ata 0="" channel="">on atapci0
    ata1: <ata 1="" channel="">on atapci0
    pci0: <serial bus,="" smbus="">at device 31.3 (no driver attached)
    /
    FreeBSD/i386 boot
    Fatal trap 9: general protection fault while in kernel mode
    instruction pointer    = 0x70:0x72bb
    stack pointer          = 0x28:0xfd0
    frame pointer          = 0x28:0x7a1
    code segment            = base 0xc00f0000, limit 0xffff, type 0x1b
                            = DPL 0, pres 1, def32 0, gran 0
    processor eflags        = interrupt enabled, resume, IOPL = 0
    current process        = 0 (swapper)
    trap number            = 9
    panic: general protection fault
    Uptime: 1s
    Automatic reboot in 15 seconds - press a key on the console to abort

    My guess is the pfsense does not like the HW of this box.

    If any of you got any suggestions I would be happy to hear

    Thanks
    Roy</serial></ata></ata></intel></isa></pci-isa></i82555></mii></intel></i82555></mii></intel></cardbus></ti1520>


  • Any one got any further with the IP260 ?

    My experiences so far :

    I got monowall 1.236 working on it, it seems to get stuck on the bootloader, need to press CR on the console to get it to continue and boot into monowall. After this it works very well.

    This is with a CF card in place of the HD and the native CF empty.

    With pfsense 1.2.3 1GB version I get this :

    F… E... D... C... B... A... 9... 8... 7... 6... 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... 0...

    Nokia Baja BIOS bootstrap loader, Version 2.02
    Copyright (c) 1997-2005, Nokia, Inc.
    Baja motherboard type 5981, Manu. Rev 11, Board Rev 1
    CPU Id 0x06B0 stepping 4, Rev 0, L2 Cache 256KB
    512MB SDRAM memory
    DIMM 0 256 MBytes, Single Sided  DIMM 1 256 MBytes, Single Sided
    Loading kernel from BIOS_BOOT
    Loading master boot sector...
    Transferring control to the master bootstrap loader...

    1  FreeBSD
    2  FreeBSD
    5  Drive 1

    <stops 1="" 2="" 5="" here="" till="" i="" press="" cr="" or="">Boot:  1
    Unhandled real mode interrupt!
    Vector: 0x00000013
    CS:IP = 0000:0770
    SS:ESP = 0000:7BE8
    EAX = 4300  EBX = 0600  ECX = 0001  EDX = 0080
    ESI = 7BE8  EDI = 7BF8  EBP = 0800  FLG = 7002
    DS  = 0000      ES =  0000      FS  = 0000      GS  = 0000
    Stack:
      7BE8: 0010 0600 0000 0000
      7BF8: 0800 07BE 31FC 8EC0
      7C08: BCD0 E689 B906 A5F3
      7C18: 08B1 45FE 8A00 E800

    Regards
    fs</stops>


  • I have no experience with the ip260, but there are several ip530 threads here (what I run with 1.2.3) and a few other Nokia threads.  Maybe something there can help.  Good luck.