Nanobsd image size to large
I just received two new ALIX firewalls from Netgate. They both had 2GB SanDisk Ultra CF cards preloaded with pfSense 1.2.3 so I decided to re-flash them with the current 2.0 RC1. No Go! the image file was larger than the CF cards could hold. Is it time to shrink the image size a little more?
The answer might depend on how many megabytes on the cards. (How much shrinkage needs to happen?)
well windows list it as 1908 MB or 1.86 GB. also, I was initially using Win32DiskImager to write the image when I got the error about the disk being to small. however, I was able to write the image using physdiskwrite. but I did notice a normal 2 GB CF ends up with 46 MB unallocated and work fine with Win32DiskImager whereas the one in question, that I had to write with physdiskwrite, ends up with zero unallocated space.
Not all CF cards are created equal.
Disappointingly, not even all 2GB CF cards from the same range from the same manufacturer are created equal! ::)
However I just use the 1GB image and that always fits. ;D