What's in an image?



  • Hi,

    I am in the process of re-flashing my 2gig CF card that came with an alix 2d13 board.

    Does the 2 gig pfSense-1.2.3-RELEASE-2g-nanobsd.img.gz include both bootslices, or do I need to create the slices, and flash each slice with the 1gig image?

    Does this hold true for the 2.0 RC-1 image?

    –jason


  • Netgate Administrator

    The image contains the three slices, two bootable and one for config.
    The image format is unchanged for 2.0.
    In case you are wondering you can use the 1GB image on a 2GB card with no problems you just end up with smaller slices and space.

    Steve



  • Dear Steve,

    That helps a lot, and also explains something else.

    I did a live upgrade from 3.2.1 to 2.0 via the web gui.  It only upgraded the slice I was operating out of.  I noticed though that when I tried to boot the 3.2.1 slice, it kept giving xml errors.  Clearly it was because it was using the same slice for the config file as the 4.0 version.

    –jason


  • Netgate Administrator

    Normally that would not be a problem, the two slices are supposed to share the same config. However when moving to 2.0 the config file was changed quite a bit and 1.2.3 can no longer read it. 2.0 reads and updates it but you cannot go back. Two different versions of 2.0 can co-exist though.

    Steve


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