Bootloader on wrap problem
a. a WRAP board
b. two CF cards, one with an embedded image that works like charm,
and one with a pfsense-dev installation that doesn't boot.
I've transfered the embedded kernel across, made sure /etc/ttys has
the serial console enabled, then realized the problem is none of the
Looking at the serial console, I get stuck at this:
<audible ding="">… [ several seconds pass ] …
<ding>.. ad infinitum.
No matter how I've tried to mess with the /boot/loader.conf,
/boot/defaults/loader.conf and so forth, I never get past this bit.
Obviously, I tried pressing F1, though I'm not sure SecureCRT maps
that correctly, or how to make that happen if it doesn't.
I don't know if this has any significance, but the bigger dev setup is
installed on a BSD-partitioned /dev/ad4s1a, whereas the working
embedded image has DOS-style /dev/ad4a partitioning. /etc/fstab points
the correct way in both setups respectively, however I never get
anywhere near the point where that file gets read so I don't think
there's a problem there.
Also interesting was the fact that nothing I did could clobber
/boot/loader.rc, inspite of being root and having write access to the
file (to modify it) and its directory (to delete it). In some bizarre
way my UNIX knowledge does not appear to explain, that file is
As the dev image is installed on a 2GB card (the embedded lives on a
512M), I've also tried booting it as both CHS and as LBA set in
tinyBIOS, to no avail.
Can someone please offer some bootloader-kicking guidance?</ding></audible>