Live CD without video card… In search of embedded that uses Hard Drive RW



  • I have a Nokia IP330 and want to install pfsense.  I do not want to use embedded as I want ti to record the logs to the hard drive and use a proxy and filtering proxy on it.  Everything I have read in the FAQ and by searching here tells me that ONLY the embedded will work without a video card and the Live CD will crash and fail to boot if the video card is not present.

    Has anyone made a version of pfsense that acts just liek the live cd installed to a hard drive but will work without a video card just like embedded?



  • install with the drive in another system, choose the embedded kernel option, and move the drive over when finished.



  • @cmb:

    install with the drive in another system, choose the embedded kernel option, and move the drive over when finished.

    Is there any difference between choosing the Embedded Kernel option and configuring a VGA install to use Serial Console (in the WebGUI) instead?



  • @dreamslacker:

    @cmb:

    install with the drive in another system, choose the embedded kernel option, and move the drive over when finished.

    Is there any difference between choosing the Embedded Kernel option and configuring a VGA install to use Serial Console (in the WebGUI) instead?

    If memory serves, I think the embedded kernel doesn't support SMP.  When I just installed my net6501 I did a full install with the SMP kernel on a virtual machine (in case Soren ever gets around to enabling hyperthreading on the Atom), checked the box for serial output in the Web GUI, then moved the drive to the 6501.  Works like a charm.


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