Problem with ide drive install
my problem is that I have a 80G ide drive that fpSense will see I have tried to format it to fat 32 and will not see it what is the best format for this?
If you boot from CD you should be able to install to that HDD.
pfSense doesn't use FAT32 format for hard drives, it uses FreeBSD's UFS/UFS2 format.
Now if this is an additional drive you are trying to add, that is not yet supported.
I've got a similar problem - except it's a 120GB disk that I've got lying around (my 2GB flash card has finally bitten the bullet after about 6 years!)
The error I keep getting on installation attempts is:
,-<<< Executing '/sbin/fdisk -v -f /tmp/format.fdisk ad1'
| ******* Working on device /dev/ad1 *******
| fdisk: WARNING line 1: number of cylinders (59130) may be out-of-range
| (must be within 1-1024 for normal BIOS operation, unless the entire disl
| is dedicated to FreeBSD)
| fdisk: ERROR line 1: number of sectors must be within (1-63)
'->>> Exit status: 1
I do want the entire disk available to FreeBSD (specifically Squid) if possible, but even going through the custom setup and using the suggested settings that produce a partition size of 7.16GB, it still fails on the next step.