Compact flash & Microdrive embedded space free



  • Dear all,

    I try pfsense on both 4GB compact flash and on a 1GB IBM microdrive with pfSense embedded version.

    Worked both very well but i have a confusion that also other People may have.

    It i suggested the embedded version for compact flash solid state version.

    I noticed that on both 1GB and 4GB the disk used reported is 65%.

    With df -k i see:

    Filesystem          1024-blocks  Used Avail Capacity  Mounted on
    /dev/ufs/pfSense         110019 66100 35118    65%    /
    devfs                         1     1     0   100%    /dev
    /dev/md0                  39406  1458 34796     4%    /tmp
    /dev/md1                  19566  5112 12890    28%    /var
    /dev/ufs/pfSenseCfg        4631    40  4221     1%    /cf
    devfs                         1     1     0   100%    /var/dhcpd/dev

    Seems that the embedd version did use only a few bytes (probably this versioion has been done for a compact flash of 128 MB)

    so if I use a 4GB (or less) a lot space is not used.

    If insted i download a 2GB or 4GB version probably they are not customized for solid state compact flash.

    1. What are your suggestion ?
    2. wich version to use
    3. can i enlarge the /dev/ufs/pfsense direcory ?

    Thanks.



  • @pfsensegion:

    If insted i download a 2GB or 4GB version probably they are not customized for solid state compact flash.

    All the embedded versions are optimised for storage with limited write capability.

    @pfsensegion:

    1. What are your suggestion ?

    Follow the Info -> Versions link from the pfSense home page and read the description of the different versions.

    @pfsensegion:

    1. wich version to use

    See above

    @pfsensegion:

    1. can i enlarge the /dev/ufs/pfsense direcory ?

    Why? What are you wanting to do with system?



  • Dear Wallabybob,

    thanks for your suggestions:

    i check (for example) on http://files.chi.pfsense.org/mirror/downloads/

    but from (info –> Version)

    http://www.pfsense.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=43&Itemid=44

    I only see a list of different version but no point to download.

    I did not find the embedded version for 2gb and 4gb except if they are the nanobsdxx version  ;D.

    Thanks a lot.

    @wallabybob:

    @pfsensegion:

    If insted i download a 2GB or 4GB version probably they are not customized for solid state compact flash.

    All the embedded versions are optimised for storage with limited write capability.

    @pfsensegion:

    1. What are your suggestion ?

    Follow the Info -> Versions link from the pfSense home page and read the description of the different versions.

    @pfsensegion:

    1. wich version to use

    See above

    @pfsensegion:

    1. can i enlarge the /dev/ufs/pfsense direcory ?

    Why? What are you wanting to do with system?



  • @pfsensegion:

    I only see a list of different version but no point to download.

    Try the Download link.

    nanobsd version is the embedded version (with "disk" writes restricted, so suitable for Compact Flash "hard drives").



  • OK thank You,

    and what are the difference among different embedded size (1gb, 2gb 4gb) ?

    thanks

    @wallabybob:

    @pfsensegion:

    I only see a list of different version but no point to download.

    Try the Download link.

    nanobsd version is the embedded version (with "disk" writes restricted, so suitable for Compact Flash "hard drives").



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  • Covered in the FAQ ;)

    In short, each are for the respective size of media (1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB CF cards etc).


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