Pfsense dying during bootup…
i have snapshot from march 6 installed on my pc. i was able to boot up from livecd and do some settings, save it on a floppy. then i decided to reboot the box… it stoped at the message saying
Fast IPSec: Initialized Security Association Processing
and after that nothing.
i even tried to reboot without floppy and it does the same thing.
has anybody seen this before?
Disable any unneeded devices in the bios. Also make sure your system is not set to "PnP OS=yes". Besides that check out suggestions from http://wiki.pfsense.com/wikka.php?wakka=BootOptions and http://wiki.pfsense.com/wikka.php?wakka=BootTroubleShooting .
can i access gui on the pfsense box by going https://[public_ip]?
What has that to do with the initial problem? Please don't crosspost and also search before asking a question. This has been covered multiple times already and there is even a faq about it:
oops.. sorry! i just didn't wanna create another thread for this…
well, now i see it in the faq! sorry again! ::)
looks like my initial problem was fixed by just upgrading the bios, but could you tell me what the connection between bios and bootup process been stuck at ipsec initialization? i even removed the floppy with the config file and it still was trying to bring up the ipsec.
Don't know. Hard to say what a faulty bios can do here but as it seems to be fixed I wouldn't care anymore about it.