"no bootable device" error



  • I keep getting the same error message when the system tries to boot for the first time.

    "No boot device available, press Enter to continue."

    I followed the tutorials to set everything up. Has anyone else had a similar problem?

    Software

    pfSense1.0.1

    Hardware

    WRAP.1E
    Sandisk 1gig CF



  • How did you write the image? Did you use phydsikwrite for this? Haven't tested with 1 GB flashs yet but try to change your wrap bios from chs to lba or vice versa (depending on what is set atm).



  • yeah, i used phydiskwrite, "physdiskwrite -u image.blah

    ive actually used that and dd under nix, a guy i know running pfsense is running a 1gig card i think. i cant say for sure at this time though. i tried both CHS and LBA, neither changed anything. still did the same thing, i posted what i have bellow, maybe that will help in troubleshooting

    9600 w LBA

    *9* 9600 baud (3) 38400 baud (5) 57600 baud
    (C) CHS mode *L* LBA mode
    (E) Etherboot enable
    (U) USB enable
    (D) Conservative DRAM timing
    *R* Serial console enable
    (X) Xmodem upload (Q) Quit
    Save changes Y/N ?
    Writing setup to flash... OK
    PC Engines WRAP.1C/1D/1E v1.11
    640 KB Base Memory
    130048 KB Extended Memory
    
    01F0 Master 848A SanDisk SDCFB-1024
    Phys C/H/S 1986/16/63 Log C/H/S 993/32/63
    No boot device available, press Enter to continue.
    

    9600 w CHS

    
    *9* 9600 baud (3) 38400 baud (5) 57600 baud
    *C* CHS mode (L) LBA mode
    (E) Etherboot enable
    (U) USB enable
    (D) Conservative DRAM timing
    *R* Serial console enable
    (X) Xmodem upload (Q) Quit
    Save changes Y/N ?
    Writing setup to flash... OK
    PC Engines WRAP.1C/1D/1E v1.11
    640 KB Base Memory
    130048 KB Extended Memory
    
    01F0 Master 848A SanDisk SDCFB-1024
    Phys C/H/S 1986/16/63 Log C/H/S 993/32/63
    No boot device available, press Enter to continue.
    
    


  • Maybe there is a problem with the cf-card that you are using? Can you try another card?



  • not on hand

    i just bought the card new, is there any diagnostics that you know of i can run on the card to determine if it is bad?



  • Might just be some kind of incompatibility with the wrap and the card itself is fine.



  • well, i do have a sandisk 256meg card im using in my zaurus. ill wipe it i guess



  • i pulled a 256meg cf out of my zaurus and threw the image on it. seems to be working fine.

    so heres my temporary solution. either (a) the wrap doesn't support a 1gig card or (b) i pulled out the CF card from the reader before i told the software (little gray card with green arrow lower right on win box) to release it and perhaps some files were not completely written to it. i had a similar problem with my zuarus.

    ill post again when i find out for sure.


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