Installing on a Disk-on-Module?



  • I was wondering about installing pfSense on a Disk-on-Module (or DOM).

    Do I use the regular LiveCD and install it like a hard disk?
    How do I go about disabling swap? (Gonna have 512MB on the setup).



  • Just delete the Swap-partition in the installer when the drive is partitioned.



  • @hoba:

    Just delete the Swap-partition in the installer when the drive is partitioned.

    If you go this route just keep in mind stuff like NTOP will not work correctly without swap.  I should also add that you never want to mix CF + SWAP partitions.



  • Yeah, true…There's a limited number of writes you can do on those DOMs or CF cards.
    It shortens their life if you use them as swap!  :)



  • Yep, but some cards have been coming out recently that make me want to change my mind (unlimited writes).  But for some reason I just don't trust them yet.



  • @sullrich:

    Yep, but some cards have been coming out recently that make me want to change my mind (unlimited writes).  But for some reason I just don't trust them yet.

    It's better to be safe than end up with dead cards.


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