Newbie Here - Which File To Download?



  • Id like to get the Rc3 version

    Im running an emachine celeron so its 32bit

    is this the correct file

    pfSense-2.0-RC3-4g-i386-20110621-1821-nanobsd.img.gz

    I notices there are many choices ie RC3-4g or 3g or 2g etc, what is the difference? dis I select the appropiate image above


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    As that is an FAQ, it's found in the FAQ on the doc wiki…

    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/What_are_the_512M,_1G,_2G,_and_4G_NanoBSD_files%3F



  • To be fair I have come here with exactly the same question and I don't believe the FAQ does a good enough job of explaining the files. For a non-CF installation what file should we be downloading ?



  • @ilium007:

    To be fair I have come here with exactly the same question and I don't believe the FAQ does a good enough job of explaining the files. For a non-CF installation what file should we be downloading ?

    Embedded with serial console - Xg implies the image size: 1g is a 1GB image, 2g is 2GB image; amd64 implies 64-bit, i386 implies x86 a.k.a. 32bit image; nanobsd is the embedded serial console variant.

    pfSense-2.0-RELEASE-Xg-amd64-nanobsd.img.gz

    Embedded with VGA output - Xg implies the image size: 1g is a 1GB image, 2g is 2GB image; amd64 implies 64-bit, i386 implies x86 a.k.a. 32bit image; nanobsd_vga is the embedded with VGA output variant.

    pfSense-2.0-RELEASE-Xg-i386-nanobsd_vga.img.gz

    LiveCD or Installer CD image to be burned to optical media - i386 implies x86 (32bit), amd64 implies 64bit variant; iso instead of img tells you this is a liveCD/ installer rather than embedded variant
    pfSense-2.0-RELEASE-i386.iso.gz

    Live or Installer iso to be flashed to thumbdrives or other USB bootable media - memstick tells you this is for thumbdrives a.k.a. memory sticks;  i386 implies x86 (32bit), amd64 implies 64bit variant; iso instead of img tells you this is a liveCD/ installer rather than embedded variant
    pfSense-memstick-2.0-RELEASE-i386.iso.gz


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