Help with failed install
charlie0440 last edited by
I've been pulling my hair out trying to get pfsense to install today. I downloaded 2.0.1 burned it to a CD popped it in my drive and booted away. It gave me a choice to install which I did and I installed it to a small sata hd I had spare. Ejected the CD and rebooted.
Problem 1. The PC now boots up and it gets as far as this:
there is another post i found with this problem here http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=39180.0. I have followed the instructions and disabled everything on the board. I have my hd controller set to "Legacy IDE [Sata only]" ( as its a sata hd ). After many hours I gave up on this and popped the CD back in to try and reinstall.
Problem 2: Now the CD booted to the pfsense menu:
1. boot default
2 boot with no
…..ACPI etc etc
But there was no option to install this time???
It carried on and booted and then stated:
Root Mount Error
then remove invalid mount options from /etc/fstab
I managed to get it to boot by typing ufs:/dev/ad0s1a and pfsense loaded up! The problem is its booting from the CD but using the config from the hard drive somehow ( I would prefer not to house my BD drive in my firewall ). So I ejected the CD and rebooted but was again back at problem 1. I tried installing a 1.2.3 cd, but that gave me the same root mount error, I couldn't get it to boot from the CD only from the hd by typing ufs:/dev/ad0s1a and it loaded 2.0.1 again.
On another note from the webGui I went ahead and edited /etc/fstab from ad4s1a & /dev/ad4s1b to:
/dev/ad0s1a / ufs rw 1 1
/dev/ad0s1b none swap sw 0 0
But I still get the Root Mount Error. Any help will be appreciated. I just want a working pfsense from either a cf card (which I also tried and got mount errors) or ideally a full install to a hd.
Mobo: Intel SE7221BK1-E
CPU: P4 2.8ghz
Additioanl NIC: 2x Intel pro 1000 dual MT
160gb sata hd
JaY_III last edited by
I wrote a guide a while back, and it shows you the options to pick from a CD install to a HDD
have a look at that. Are they the same steps you have done?