Update failed: fstab problem



  • So the upgrade has been in progress now (guessing that it is in progress…) for about 25minutes now.  I was SSH'd in prior to running the upgrade in the GUI and here's all it's showing so far:
    Broadcast Message from root@pfsense.local                                      
           (no tty) at 12:16 EDT...

    NanoBSD Firmware upgrade in progress...

    Broadcast Message from root@pfsense.local                                      
           (no tty) at 12:16 EDT...

    Installing /root/firmware.tgz.

    The front LED is green/solid and the center LED is green/blinking slowly...

    I'm guessing that it's still working on extracting the tarball or going through the installation/migration process....but it would be nice to have some sort of feedback as to the progress of the upgrade/install....

    [EDIT]
    So I finally just refreshed the webpage and SSH session.  Ticker window now indicates that the upgrade failed - "Something went wrong when trying to update the fstab"
    Here's my current fstab:
    -rw-r–r--   2 root  wheel       84B Dec  7  2009 fstab

    [1.2.3-RELEASE]
    [admin@pfsense.local]/root(1): cat /etc/fstab
    /dev/ufs/pfsense0 / ufs ro,sync,noatime 1 1
    /dev/ufs/cf /cf ufs ro,sync,noatime 1 1



  • Okay…so, do I need to file a bug report on this or something?  Just need to know what the proper next steps should be here guys....


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You need to provide a lot more information. What were you on before? What are you upgrading to? What size CF?

    Also check the upgrade logs in /conf/



  • Currently running 1.2.3
    Attempting to upgrade to 2.0-RC3-2G-nanobsd

    Contents of /conf only contain a single .txt file (upgrade_log.txt)  Contents below:

    [admin@pfsense.local]/conf(6): cat upgrade_log.txt

    NanoBSD Firmware upgrade in progress…
    [1.2.3-RELEASE]

    That's it…just that it's in progress.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    How did you try the upgrade? Manual firmware update? Auto update? Console update by URL?



  • Used the GUI.  System->firmware->Enable Firmware Upload -> browsed to image on my workstation.

    One thing that I can't verify, but I'm nearly certain of is - the version of the image currently installed.  I'm pretty certain it's the 2G one…but is there a way in the CLI for me to verify this?  ...just in case it's the 1G or  something else...

    Oh...forgot to mention, I DID verify the md5sum BEFORE attempting the upload.  Checked out good.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Try a console update by URL and feed it the download URL for the right nanobsd upgrade image. I know that the auto update for NanoBSD won't work.

    You can verify the size by looking at /etc/nanosize.txt



  • Confirmed it is 2G.

    Using the console upgrade now.  It's been spitting out dots for about 20 minutes now. How long does this take!?  LOL.

    [EDIT]
    ….still drawing dots.  Is this normal?



  • Okay…seriously now.  It's been over an hour now and it's still drawing dots.  ???
    I'm suspecting that the upgrade has actually failed and the installer is simply not showing me the failure...and just drawing me nice rows of dots.

    [EDIT]
    Upgrade log file says it's still in progress.

    [EDIT2]
    Upgrade apparently failed.  Lost my connection with the dots sometime during the night, but log files seem to indicate that this one failed too.
    Tried the other method again…browsing to the .img on my workstation.  This apparently failed again.
    Here's the contents of /tmp/notices
    [admin@pfsense.local]/tmp(87): cat notices                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    a:2:{i:1309305431;a:5:{s:2:"id";s:14:"UpgradeFailure";s:6:"notice";s:78:"Something went wrong when trying to update the fstab entry.  Aborting a:1:{i:1309355658;a:5:{s:2:"id";s:14:"UpgradeFailure";s:6:"notice";s:78:"Something went wrong when trying to update the fstab entry.  Aborting upgrade.";s:3:"url";s:0:"";s:8:"category";s:14:"UpgradeFailure";s:8:"priority";i:1;}}[1.2.3-RELEASE]

    Bug #457 ???

    [EDIT3]
    Found this in the GUI under Diagnostics->NanoBSD

    NanoBSD Firmware upgrade in progress…

    File list:

    Warning: file_get_contents(/conf/file_upgrade_log.txt): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /usr/local/www/diag_nanobsd.php on line 270

    Misc log:

    mkdir: /tmp/pfsense0: File exists
    mount: /dev/ufs/pfsense0 : Operation not permitted
    cp: /tmp/pfsense0/etc/fstab: No such file or directory
    sed: /tmp/pfsense0/etc/fstab: No such file or directory
    umount: /tmp/pfsense0: not a file system root directory

    fdisk/bsdlabel log:


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate



  • So, next step?

    Have to reinstall fresh image?  Wait for final 2.0 release and hope it's fixed?


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