Not auto booting from harddrive. Have to manually choose partition



  • I've installed pfsense and for some reason no matter what I try it does not autoboot.  It starts bootup and then stops and asks for "Manual root filesystem specification:".

    Unlike every other post I can find for either pfsense or freebsd on that message, I do not have any error about trying to load the file system.  If I manually type in "ufs:ad0s1a" it then boots up.

    I've checked the /etc/fstab file and everything is correct in there.  (shows ad0s1a for root filesystem and ad0s1b for swap).

    I've searched google for hours with no luck.  I've changed bios settings relating to the harddrive settings sata/ide/etc.

    Below is the output of my dmesg.boot.  If anyone can please shed some light on how I can resolve this I would be very grateful.

    Copyright © 1992-2009 The FreeBSD Project.
    Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
    The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
    FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p5 #0: Sun Dec  6 22:57:48 EST 2009
        sullrich@FreeBSD_7.2_pfSense_1.2.3_snaps.pfsense.org:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense.7
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU          6420  @ 2.13GHz (2133.35-MHz 686-class CPU)
      Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x6f6  Stepping = 6
      Features=0xbfebfbff <fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,pse36,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,htt,tm,pbe>Features2=0xe3bd <sse3,dtes64,mon,ds_cpl,vmx,est,tm2,ssse3,cx16,xtpr,pdcm>AMD Features=0x20000000 <lm>AMD Features2=0x1 <lahf>Cores per package: 2
    real memory  = 3212443648 (3063 MB)
    avail memory = 3137810432 (2992 MB)
    ACPI APIC Table: <a m="" i ="" oemapic="">FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
    cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
    cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1
    ioapic0 <version 2.0="">irqs 0-23 on motherboard
    wlan: mac acl policy registered
    kbd1 at kbdmux0
    cryptosoft0: <software crypto="">on motherboard
    padlock0: No ACE support.
    acpi0:</software></version></a> <a m="" i="" oemrsdt="">on motherboard
    acpi0: [ITHREAD]
    acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
    acpi0: reservation of 0, a0000 (3) failed
    acpi0: reservation of 100000, bf700000 (3) failed
    Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
    acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x808-0x80b on acpi0
    pcib0: <acpi host-pci="" bridge="">port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
    pci0: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib0
    vgapci0: <vga-compatible display="">port 0xb400-0xb407 mem 0xcfc80000-0xcfcfffff,0xd0000000-0xdfffffff,0xcfc40000-0xcfc7ffff irq 16 at device 2.0 on pci0
    agp0: <intel 82945g="" (945g="" gmch)="" svga="" controller="">on vgapci0
    agp0: detected 7932k stolen memory
    agp0: aperture size is 256M
    pcib1: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">irq 16 at device 28.0 on pci0
    pci2: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib1
    uhci0: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">port 0xb800-0xb81f irq 20 at device 29.0 on pci0
    uhci0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    uhci0: [ITHREAD]
    usb0: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on uhci0
    usb0: USB revision 1.0
    uhub0: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb0
    uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    uhci1: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">port 0xc000-0xc01f irq 17 at device 29.1 on pci0
    uhci1: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    uhci1: [ITHREAD]
    usb1: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on uhci1
    usb1: USB revision 1.0
    uhub1: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb1
    uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    uhci2: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">port 0xc400-0xc41f irq 18 at device 29.2 on pci0
    uhci2: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    uhci2: [ITHREAD]
    usb2: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on uhci2
    usb2: USB revision 1.0
    uhub2: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb2
    uhub2: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    uhci3: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">port 0xc800-0xc81f irq 19 at device 29.3 on pci0
    uhci3: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    uhci3: [ITHREAD]
    usb3: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on uhci3
    usb3: USB revision 1.0
    uhub3: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb3
    uhub3: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    pcib2: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">at device 30.0 on pci0
    pci1: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib2
    fxp0: <intel 100="" 82559="" pro="" ethernet="">port 0xd400-0xd43f mem 0xcff9f000-0xcff9ffff,0xcfe00000-0xcfefffff irq 21 at device 9.0 on pci1
    miibus0: <mii bus="">on fxp0
    inphy0: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus0
    inphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp0: Ethernet address: 00:03:47:96:c3:a5
    fxp0: [ITHREAD]
    em0: <intel(r) 1000="" pro="" network="" connection="" 6.9.6="">port 0xd800-0xd83f mem 0xcffe0000-0xcfffffff,0xcffc0000-0xcffdffff irq 22 at device 10.0 on pci1
    em0: [FILTER]
    em0: Ethernet address: 00:1b:21:9b:0c:72
    isab0: <pci-isa bridge="">at device 31.0 on pci0
    isa0: <isa bus="">on isab0
    atapci0: <intel ich7="" sata300="" controller="">port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xffa0-0xffaf at device 31.2 on pci0
    ata0: <ata 0="" channel="">on atapci0
    ata0: [ITHREAD]
    ata1: <ata 1="" channel="">on atapci0
    ata1: [ITHREAD]
    pci0: <serial bus,="" smbus="">at device 31.3 (no driver attached)
    acpi_button0: <power button="">on acpi0
    speaker0: <pc speaker="">port 0x61 on acpi0
    atkbdc0: <keyboard controller="" (i8042)="">port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
    atkbd0: <at keyboard="">irq 1 on atkbdc0
    kbd0 at atkbd0
    atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    atkbd0: [ITHREAD]
    psm0: <ps 2="" mouse="">irq 12 on atkbdc0
    psm0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    psm0: [ITHREAD]
    psm0: model IntelliMouse Explorer, device ID 4
    cpu0: <acpi cpu="">on acpi0
    ACPI Warning (tbutils-0243): Incorrect checksum in table [SSDT] -  22, should be 29 [20070320]
    est0: <enhanced speedstep="" frequency="" control="">on cpu0
    p4tcc0: <cpu frequency="" thermal="" control="">on cpu0
    cpu1: <acpi cpu="">on acpi0
    est1: <enhanced speedstep="" frequency="" control="">on cpu1
    p4tcc1: <cpu frequency="" thermal="" control="">on cpu1
    pmtimer0 on isa0
    orm0: <isa option="" roms="">at iomem 0xcb000-0xcbfff,0xcc000-0xcd7ff pnpid ORM0000 on isa0
    sc0: <system console="">at flags 0x100 on isa0
    sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
    sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
    sio0: port may not be enabled
    sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
    sio0: port may not be enabled
    sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
    sio0: type 8250 or not responding
    sio0: [FILTER]
    sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
    sio1: port may not be enabled
    vga0: <generic isa="" vga="">at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
    Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
    IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
    ad0: 476940MB <samsung hd502ij="" 1aa01112="">at ata0-master SATA150
    SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!

    Manual root filesystem specification:
      <fstype>:<device>Mount <device>using filesystem <fstype>eg. ufs:da0s1a
      ?                  List valid disk boot devices
      <empty line="">Abort manual input

    mountroot> ?

    List of GEOM managed disk devices:
      ufsid/4e708e6727021f17 ad0s1c ad0s1b ad0s1a ad0s1 ad0

    Manual root filesystem specification:
      <fstype>:<device>Mount <device>using filesystem <fstype>eg. ufs:da0s1a
      ?                  List valid disk boot devices
      <empty line="">Abort manual input

    mountroot> ufs:ad0s1a
    Trying to mount root from ufs:ad0s1a</empty></fstype></device></device></fstype></empty></fstype></device></device></fstype></samsung></generic></system></isa></cpu></enhanced></acpi></cpu></enhanced></acpi></ps></at></keyboard></pc></power></serial></ata></ata></intel></isa></pci-isa></intel(r)></i82555></mii></intel></acpi></acpi></intel></uhci></uhci></intel></uhci></uhci></intel></uhci></uhci></intel></uhci></uhci></acpi></acpi></intel></vga-compatible></acpi></acpi></a></lahf></lm></sse3,dtes64,mon,ds_cpl,vmx,est,tm2,ssse3,cx16,xtpr,pdcm></fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,pse36,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,htt,tm,pbe>



  • Suggestion:
    Try adding the line

    kern.cam.boot_delay="20000"

    to the pfSense file /boot/loader.conf.local (create the file if it doesn't already exist). This will delay the startup a bit before trying to access file systems. You might need to tweak the number a bit to make it big enough but not "too big".


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