Can 1.2.2 embedded upgrade to 1.2.3?



  • I am a Chinese, and my English is poor.

    An old 1U firewall,I want to fix it.

    Because it has no VGA output, I tried to install pfsense embedded version.

    But i find that 1.2.3 nanobsd(i tried all version:512,1g…) cannot be installed.

    So I had to install 1.2.2 embedded version and it works good,but when i try to upgrade it to 1.2.3,it failed.

    Error messages:

    Fetching file…
    looking up 192.168.200.7
    connecting to 192.168.200.7:21
    setting passive mode
    opening data connection
    initiating transfer
    remote size / mtime: 55730314 / 1263666329
    /root/firmware.tgz                            75% of  53 MB 4482 kBps 00m03s
    /: write failed, filesystem is full
    /root/firmware.tgz                            80% of  53 MB 4492 kBps 00m02s
    fetch: /root/firmware.tgz: No space left on device

    Warning: filesize(): Stat failed for /root/firmware.tgz (errno=2 - No such file or directory) in /etc/rc.initial_firmware_update on line 58

    File size mismatch.  Upgrade cancelled.



  • Sorry…

    I have read the upgrade guide.

    Only the new nanobsd-based embedded supports upgrades

    Then can anybody tell me how to install a nanobsd version to a harddisk?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You would need to connect the hard drive to another system and use dd to write the image to the disk.



  • @jimp:

    You would need to connect the hard drive to another system and use dd to write the image to the disk.

    Thanks for your answer.

    I used a HDD Enclosure to install 1.2.2 with dd and was succeed.

    Should I link the harddisk directly to my pc to install 1.2.3 nanobsd?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    1.2.2 and 1.2.3 embedded should install the same way with dd, if that worked for 1.2.2 it should work for 1.2.3.


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