Root Mount Error with 2.0RC1, fine with 1.2.3

  • I've got a Neoware 800MHz thin client, an Intel PCI Dual card, and a Super Talent 2GB Flash disk module (Flash drive with an IDE interface). I installed pfsense 1.2.3 with no problems whatsoever. I never put it into use, so I'm not trying to upgrade it from within pfsense, just flash 2.0RC1 over it. When I boot pfsense 2.0 with either a USB CD drive, or a USB flash drive, I get the following error:

    Root mount waiting for: usbus3
    umass0:0:0👎 Attached to scbus0
    Trying to mount root from cd9660:/dev/iso9660/pfsense
    If you have invalid mount options, reboot, and first try the following from
    the loader prompt:

    set vfs.root.mountfrom.options=rw

    and then remove invalid mount options from /etc/fstab.

    Loader variables:

    Manual root filesystem specification:
      <fstype>:<device>Mount <device>using filesystem <fstype>eg. ufs:/dev/da0s1a
                          eg. cd9660:/dev/acd0
                          This is equivalent to: mount -t cd9660 /dev/acd0 /

    ?                  List valid disk boot devices
    <empty line="">Abort manual input


    I have two identical units (One was never flashed with 1.2.3), and it fails on both of them. I'm not a Unix guru. Does anyone have any ideas?</empty></fstype></device></device></fstype>

  • choose the "Boot from USB" option at the initial boot menu, it's option 3 I think.

  • That did it. Thanks!

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