Alix 2d3 with CF install: m0n0wall works, pfsense won't boot
I'm unable to boot any pfsense image on my new Alix 2d3 (BIOS 0.99h). I tried with m0n0 1.3b18 and this worked. But pfsense 1.2.1, 1.2.2 (embeddd) and 1.2.3-RC3-1g-nanobsd won't even boot. Flashed the image onto the 1GB CF-card on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X several times.
I have a USB-to-serial thingie. What makes me worried is that I can't even press "s" while RAM is counting up, it just doesn't do anything.
Welcome to minicom 2.3 OPTIONS: I18n Compiled on Feb 25 2008, 03:47:42. Port /dev/ttyUSB0 Press CTRL-A Z for help on special keys ��t..cSDD//ii338866 bboooott DDeefll 00:
Welcome to minicom 2.3 OPTIONS: I18n Compiled on Feb 25 2008, 03:47:42\. Port /dev/ttyUSB0 Press CTRL-A Z for help on special keys 17r 044A CF 1GB Phys C/H/S 1966/16/63 ���x��xx
I'd appreciate every help.
By default the ALIX board is 38400 for the BIOS settings, so you have to use that speed to set them. I typically do the first connect at 38400, go into the BIOS, set it for 9600, CHS mode, then save and adjust back to 9600/8/n/1.
Neither one of those outputs looks good though.
Have you been over the embedded-related choices on this page?