ALIX: Upgrade from embedded to full installation?



  • Hello everyone

    Currently I am running pfSense 1.2.3 full on an ALIX board having a microdrive pluged in.

    Is it possible to put the embedded 2.0.1 image on the microdrive (using dd on a linux machine), boot it on the alix board and then upgrade to the full version using the webgui so I can use packages?

    Otherwise I would have run through all of the following steps:

    • Provide microdrive as raw_device to a virtualbox
    • mount full installation media iso on vm
    • install
    • change mountpoints

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    The only way to get a full install on alix is to mount that disk in the vm or another box and do it.

    You can't do an in-place upgrade of nanobsd to a full install.

    If the ALIX would boot from USB it would work to install from a serial memstick, but alas, it doesn't.



  • @jimp:

    You can't do an in-place upgrade of nanobsd to a full install.

    I don't think that is what he wants to do:
    @sammy2ooo:

    Currently I am running pfSense 1.2.3 full on an ALIX board having a microdrive pluged in.

    Is it possible to put the embedded 2.0.1 image on the microdrive (using dd on a linux machine), boot it on the alix board and then upgrade to the full version using the webgui so I can use packages?

    Looks like he wants to upgrade from 1.2.3 full to 2.0.1 full.

    Shouldn't that just be a firmware upgrade, possibly carefully choosing the 2.0.1 image with serial console support (if required - not all Alix boards have video hardware)?



  • Thanks for the reply guys. I was aiming for a fresh full installed. It turned out to be quit easy. I did not even had to filddle around with /etc/fstab…


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