Install PF 2 on 1TB disk fails to boot (HELP)



  • Dear All,

    I am trying to install PF 2.0 30 November version on a machine with  4GB RAM and 1 TB Disk all set in bios to pata
    The problem is when i am choosing  install quick installation its fails to boot i got the starting
    F1 boot ,F5 Drive and the the sign / appear and stacked .
    But after several manual attempts  i managed to do 4GB partition and boot with it , i also noticed that the swap is appearing 4096MB which is the full space i have reduced it to 512MB and then its boots correctly.

    My question is how can i get bigger space to work , what should be in general the swap file with FreeBsd?

    Please advice

    Thanks


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Are you using the amd64 version of pfsense 2.0 or i386? You should be using amd64 on that kind of hardware if you can.

    Also I wouldn't set the disk to pata in the BIOS if it's a sata drive; Use ahci or other sata modes if you can.



  • @jimp:

    Are you using the amd64 version of pfsense 2.0 or i386? You should be using amd64 on that kind of hardware if you can.

    Also I wouldn't set the disk to pata in the BIOS if it's a sata drive; Use ahci or other sata modes if you can.

    Hi Jimp,

    Thanks for answer, i do using 64 bit version i tried everything sata and pata (there is no achi mode on Bios)
    i manage to make it work with 40GB but only after i got with gparted and deleted the additional partition created  by custom installation otherwise it wont boot , and after that i couldn't set any parameters (1. set interfaces )i had unexpexted error.

    any idea
    Thanks


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Not sure what it might be then. Is your BIOS up to date?

    I have FreeBSD 8.1 amd64 (same as pfSense uses) installed on my workstation which boots from a 1TB drive and has 8GB of RAM. No problems at all. I don't have a spare 1TB drive to try pfSense on though. Some BIOS implementations won't boot from a partition that large.

    Though my root (/) slice is only 2GB and I have slices setup for other things (/tmp, /var, /usr, etc).



  • @jimp:

    Not sure what it might be then. Is your BIOS up to date?

    I have FreeBSD 8.1 amd64 (same as pfSense uses) installed on my workstation which boots from a 1TB drive and has 8GB of RAM. No problems at all. I don't have a spare 1TB drive to try pfSense on though. Some BIOS implementations won't boot from a partition that large.

    Though my root (/) slice is only 2GB and I have slices setup for other things (/tmp, /var, /usr, etc).

    I forgot to mention that in the first place i did suspected that the Bios not updated and i did update it , it didn't change the situation.

    you suggesting to slice it acutaly i managed to install it with freebsd distribution cd and slice the disk into 4GB where all are installed,another 4GB EMPY ,rest of space also empty
    then i installed it on the first 4GB with 2 November version i got.

    i have question would it be issue to have only 4GB drive  ,otherwise would it be possible to redistribute /tmp etc.. actual to other location without reinstalling?

    Thanks


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