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  • Hello,

    Boot loader hangs -> I can see there last lines

    FreeBSD/i386 bootsrap loader, Revision 1.1
    (sullrich@ …...... Nov.29.)
    Loading /boot/default/loader.conf
    |

    Same results with  0.88 - 0.95a
    Any ideas? [I've tried change bios  setting related to HDD but nothing]
    HW: PC p4 celeron, 256 ram, HDD

    Thanx



  • Any chance you are using the embedded version? Output for these is redirected to the serial console. Also check if you have "enable serial console" at webgui system>advanced is not echecked.



  • Right - I have embeded ver. [i'd like to deploy it to Flash ATA]
    I'll check serial output



  • I have the some Problem here with a NexGate-1080 (8-Port Machine), I tried 0.93, 0.94.10 and 0.95.6? It was working with older versions of PFSense.

    A FreeBSD-6 installed without Problems:

    FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE #0: Thu Nov  3 09:36:13 UTC 2005
        root@x64.samsco.home:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    CPU: Intel Pentium III (996.31-MHz 686-class CPU)
      Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x68a  Stepping = 10
      Features=0x387f9ff <fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,pse36,pn,mmx,fxsr,sse></fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,pse36,pn,mmx,fxsr,sse>



  • how bad news:
    Problem came back when pf was enabled!

    I Submitted a Bugreport here
    http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=90148



  • @mzahor:

    Hello,

    Boot loader hangs -> I can see there last lines

    FreeBSD/i386 bootsrap loader, Revision 1.1
    (sullrich@ …...... Nov.29.)
    Loading /boot/default/loader.conf
    |

    Same results with 0.88 - 0.95a
    Any ideas? [I've tried change bios setting related to HDD but nothing]
    HW: PC p4 celeron, 256 ram, HDD

    Thanx

    This problem still persists in 0.99 and 1.0BETA embedded versions.

    According to tmueko disabling if_bridge and enabling ng_bridge solves the problem.
    I don't know where and how to do this.

    Has someone figured out how to get an embedded system booting with pfSense?
    If so can you please give the exact step by step plan (which adjustments to make in which files and/or the BIOS)
    that you used to get it working?

    By the way, I have no trouble booting an embedded system with m0n0wall v1.21.  That software makes use
    of version 0.8 of the bootstrap loader, instead of the 1.1 version that pfSense uses.

    HW: PC AMD K6-2/266, 256 Mb RAM, CompactFlash 512 Mb, HD with FreeBSD 6.0 installed in order
    to access the files on the CompactFlash card.



  • You do know that the boot process switches to serial at this point right?

    You have a serial cable plugged up?



  • Thanks for reminding me what hoba said earlier in this thread.
    No, I did not have a serial cable plugged up.

    I tried to figure out how to connect a PC monitor to the serial port  :-[
    and then I remembered something I read about m0n0wall on a Soekris and a serial port,
    here: http://doc.m0n0.ch/quickstartsoekris/ under 3.2. Connecting to the Soekris serial console.

    The null modem cable that I used had only pins 2 and 3 crossed, for the rest it was
    different than the null modem cables described in http://www.nullmodem.com/NullModem.htm .
    However, with HyperTerminal under Windows XP and the following settings, 2400 bits per second,
    8 data bits, parity none, stop bits 1 and flow control hardware, I got some garbled output in the
    HyperTerminal window.

    Then I changed to the speed to 19200 bps, still garbled output.  Finally I found here
    http://www.fozzee.net/wrap/ that the default speed in m0n0wall is 9600 bps.  When I entered
    that in HyperTerminal for the serial connection to the router, I finally got the non-garbled boot
    messages in the HyperTerminal window.

    pfSense rocks. Thanks for making it. I like the traffic shaper very much.


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