BETA4-4g-20101209-1544-nanobsd not working?

  • I grabbed two builds that were made today, loaded them to a 4GB CF card, and booted them up on my Alix board.  Neither are usable at all and I'm wondering if I did something wrong or missed an announcement.

    First issue is that the bootloader drops me to a prompt and I have to type "boot" to continue starting up.  After that the startup scripts fail and I get a root shell:

    PC Engines ALIX.2 v0.99h
    640 KB Base Memory
    261120 KB Extended Memory

    01F0 Master 848A SanDisk SDCFH-004G
    Phys C/H/S 7773/16/63 Log C/H/S 971/128/63

    1  pfSense
    2  pfSense

    F6 PXE
    Boot:  1 #
    /boot.config: -h
    Consoles: serial port
    BIOS drive C: is disk0
    BIOS 640kB/261120kB available memory

    FreeBSD/i386 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
    (, Thu Dec  9 14:40:10 EST 201
    Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf
    /boot/kernel/kernel text=0x88682c data=0x3c9634+0x9b6a0 \

    Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.

    Type '?' for a list of commands, 'help' for more detailed help.
    OK boot
    opyright © 1992-2010 The FreeBSD Project.
    Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
            The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
    FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE-p2 #0: Thu Dec  9 15:43:33 EST 2010
    nsesrc/src/sys/pfSense_wrap.8.i386 i386


    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ufs/pfsense0
    Mounting filesystems...
    Setting up embedded specific environment... done.

    _/ f
    / p _
    / SApr  3 01:52:32 init: /bin/sh on /etc/rc terminated abnormally, going
    to single user mode
    Apr  3 01:52:32 init: NSSWITCH(_nsdispatch): nis, passwd_compat, endpwent, not f
    ound, and no fallback provided
    Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:

    What am I doing wrong?

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Looks like something is crashing during the boot process. Are you sure that is a good CF card?

    If you try even older snapshots, can you get one to work?

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