Boot options

  • Hello,

    I have installed the compact flash and when booting it says this:

    F1 - PfSense
    F2 - PfSense
    F6 - PXE

    What is the difference between the F1 and F2 boot options?


  • Netgate Administrator

    I assume you are running the NanoBSD image?

    The NanoBSD images have two boot slices (partitions) and a shared configuration file. When you update your system it will overwrite one slice and then switch to boot from it. That way, if there is a problem, you can switch back to the original slice. F1 and F2 are the two slices you can choose to manually boot from.



  • Yes I am running NanoBSD version.

    I see so it's like a backup version… that's very clever and I'm sure very useful in the event of problems or for testing.

    Thank you for clarification. :)

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