I recently installed pfsense using hdd install . Everything went ok and it's up and running. The problem apear when i chose halt system. After powering up nothing seems to running. No ping, no gui from client ???.
Please if someone could help me …..
Make sure that your BIOS is the latest and greatest version.
If this does not help, try disabling ACPI: http://wiki.pfsense.com/wikka.php?wakka=BootOptions
The server (AMD Athlon XP 2000+ , 256 SDRAM, HDD 20 GB) starts properly after the halt. The BSD also, no warnings and i get the menu. The problem is pfsense blocking everything.
Reboot is also OK, only the halt mess everything up. So everytime I must choose factory default and restore pfsense from a backup.
What version are we talking about?
Ver 1.0.1 LiveCd installed on HDD
Now I'm preparing an older PC to see if I get the same problem (PII 400, 128 SDRAM, HDD 4 GB). Maybe my PC is to strong for PFSense :D.
It sounds to me like the config file isn't saved properly. When you reboot, the settings are erased…? You have to save the config file to a usb thumb drive or HD or floppy or something otherwise when you reboot it's got default settings again.
Problem solved. The other PC works perfectly.
I don't know what was the problem with the first one.