Can't load kernel 1.2.2 & 1.2.3 RC1

  • Hello.  I've seen this all over Google and these forums, but I have yet to find a fix for my issue.  After a "successful" install of 1.2.2, my firewall will reboot and tell me that it cannot find a kernel.  I have tried 3 different burning drives, 2 different reading drives, 2 different IDE HDD, about a dozen discs, different brand of discs, and 5 hours.  I have also tried 1.2.3 RC1 with the same exact error.  I decided to try the Alpha at the suggestion of a friend of mine who had the same errors and that worked.  However, this firewall will be protecting production servers and I really don't want an unstable release in between them and the internet.  I have switched all necessary stuff in the BIOS and also tried switching around the kernel options at install.  Is there a way to fix this or do I just have to wait for 2.0 to come out and be tested for months before finally being able to install pfSense as my firewall?

    FYI, I know this is a good working machine as it ran IPCop for a long time and I had to put the IPCop hard drive back in after failing at pfSense.  Any suggestions welcome.

  • Details of your hardware - motherboard etc?  Is your BIOS fully updated?

  • @Cry:

    Details of your hardware - motherboard etc?  Is your BIOS fully updated?

    HP 6016US.  No idea what the MB would be with that.  The BIOS is fully updated.  I managed to get 1.2 installed, but when trying to update to 1.2.2, the system would perpetually reboot.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Looks like something that might be helped by selecting or deselecting 'packet mode' during setup, or possibly using an alternate boot loader such as grub.

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