Which image do I need for upgrade?



  • Hello forum,

    I'm trying to upgrade my pfsense firewall and I'm not sure which image is the right one to upgrade via the web interface.

    So I'm guessing here a little bit and I want to hear a second opinion. Here's the output of some files of the current system:

    % uname -a
    FreeBSD pf0.int.iquer.net 7.2-RELEASE-p5 FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p5 #0: Mon Dec  7 20:20:43 EST 2009
    sullrich@FreeBSD_7.2_pfSense_1.2.3_snaps.pfsense.org:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_wrap.7.i386  i386
    
    $ cat /etc/version
    1.2.3-RELEASE
    
    $ cat /etc/platform
    nanobsd
    
    $ cat /etc/nanosize.txt
    4g
    

    My guess is that I need the image pfSense-2.0.1-RELEASE-4g-i386-nanobsd.img.gz. Is that correct?

    Greetings and thanks for your work and help.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Yes, if you're doing it manually. Though you can use a smaller image with no reduction in functionality but will be guaranteed to fit (on your presumably 4GB card).

    You can do the upgrade automatically through the webGUI in System: Firmware:

    Which ever way you go make sure to backup your config file first. Diagnostics: Backup/Restore:

    Steve



  • @stephenw10:

    Yes, if you're doing it manually. Though you can use a smaller image with no reduction in functionality but will be guaranteed to fit (on your presumably 4GB card).

    Thanks for the quick answer.

    I've uploaded the image and nothing happens. The browser transfered the image (local LAN) and then it was waiting forever. The box wasn't doing anything (checked with 'top'). I've waited at least 45 minutes.

    How long takes the upgrade (in a normal case)? What's could be wrong here?


  • Netgate Administrator

    The file you linked to is not an update it's the full nanobsd install. To use it you would need to remove your flash media, whatever you're using, and write the image to it from another machine.

    To upgrade from 1.2.3 you can just use the auto update feature via the webgui. It will automatically download the correct update file and install it.

    If you need to upload the upgrade file manually you need:
    pfSense-2.0.1-RELEASE-4g-i386-nanobsd-upgrade.img.gz

    Steve



  • @stephenw10:

    If you need to upload the upgrade file manually you need:
    pfSense-2.0.1-RELEASE-4g-i386-nanobsd-upgrade.img.gz

    Thx for your help. After a few mouse click I'm now at 2.0.1 without trouble/hassle.

    PfSense is great!


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