Problem to install pfsense on Firebox x700

  • Hello,

    I try to install pfsense on my firebox x700.

    My first question is:

    It's possible to use CF card (1Go) with this hardware?
    (dd if=/Users/netgus/Downloads/pfSense-2.0.1-RELEASE-1g-i386-nanobsd.img of=/dev/disk1 bs=1) with my Mac OSX lion

    The hardware boot, but after the reboot, the appliance emits a little tune and then nothing. I give to you boot informations.

    1  pfSense
    2  pfSense

    F6 PXE
    Boot:  1
    /boot.config: -h
    Consoles: serial port
    BIOS drive C: is disk0
    BIOS 639kB/261120kB available memory

    FreeBSD/i386 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
    (, Mon Dec 12 18:43:24 EST 2011)
    Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf
    /boot/kernel/kernel text=0x8a1d18 data=0x3c9e54+0x9b6a0 syms=[0x4+0x94100+0x4+0xcaf47]

    Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.
    Booting [/boot/kernel/kernel]…
    Copyright (c) 1992-2010 The FreeBSD Project.
    Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
            The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
    FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE-p6 #0: Mon Dec 12 18:59:41 EST 2011 i386
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(TM) CPU                1200MHz (1202.73-MHz 686-class CPU)
      Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x6b4  Family = 6  Model = b  Stepping = 4
      Features=0x383f9ff <fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,pse36,mmx,fxsr,sse>real memory  = 268435456 (256 MB)
    avail memory = 243433472 (232 MB)
    netisr_init: forcing maxthreads to 1 and bindthreads to 0 for device polling
    wlan: mac acl policy registered
    ipw_bss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    ipw_bss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_bss_fw, 0xc0710010, 0) error 1
    ipw_ibss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    ipw_ibss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_ibss_fw, 0xc07100b0, 0) error 1
    wpi: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_wpi/.
    wpi: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_wpi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (wpi_fw, 0xc0883050, 0) error 1
    ipw_monitor: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    ipw_monitor: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_monitor_fw, 0xc0710150, 0) error 1
    ACPI Error: A valid RSDP was not found (20100331/tbxfroot-309)
    ACPI: Table initialisation failed: AE_NOT_FOUND
    ACPI: Try disabling either ACPI or apic support.
    cryptosoft0: <software crypto="">on motherboard
    padlock0: No ACE support.
    pcib0: <intel 82815="" (i815="" gmch)="" host="" to="" hub="" bridge="">pcibus 0 on motherboard
    pir0: <pci 11="" interrupt="" routing="" table:="" entries="">on motherboard
    $PIR: Using invalid BIOS IRQ 9 from 2.13.INTA for link 0x63
    pci0: <pci bus="">on pcib0
    pcib1: <pci-pci bridge="">at device 1.0 on pci0
    pci1: <pci bus="">on pcib1
    pcib2: <pcibios pci-pci="" bridge="">at device 30.0 on pci0
    pci2: <pci bus="">on pcib2
    re0: <realtek 10="" 8139c+="" 100basetx="">port 0xd500-0xd5ff mem 0xefefa000-0xefefa1ff irq 10 at device 9.0 on pci2
    re0: Chip rev. 0x74800000
    re0: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus0: <mii bus="">on re0
    rlphy0: <realtek internal="" media="" interface="">PHY 0 on miibus0
    rlphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    re0: [FILTER]
    re1: <realtek 10="" 8139c+="" 100basetx="">port 0xd600-0xd6ff mem 0xefefb000-0xefefb1ff irq 5 at device 10.0 on pci2
    re1: Chip rev. 0x74800000
    re1: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus1: <mii bus="">on re1
    rlphy1: <realtek internal="" media="" interface="">PHY 0 on miibus1
    rlphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    re1: [FILTER]
    re2: <realtek 10="" 8139c+="" 100basetx="">port 0xd900-0xd9ff mem 0xefefc000-0xefefc1ff irq 11 at device 11.0 on pci2
    re2: Chip rev. 0x74800000
    re2: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus2: <mii bus="">on re2
    rlphy2: <realtek internal="" media="" interface="">PHY 0 on miibus2
    rlphy2:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    re2: [FILTER]
    re3: <realtek 10="" 8139c+="" 100basetx="">port 0xda00-0xdaff mem 0xefefd000-0xefefd1ff irq 12 at device 12.0 on pci2
    re3: Chip rev. 0x74800000
    re3: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus3: <mii bus="">on re3
    rlphy3: <realtek internal="" media="" interface="">PHY 0 on miibus3
    rlphy3:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    re3: [FILTER]
    re4: <realtek 10="" 8139c+="" 100basetx="">port 0xdd00-0xddff mem 0xefefe000-0xefefe1ff irq 9 at device 13.0 on pci2
    re4: Chip rev. 0x74800000
    re4: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus4: <mii bus="">on re4
    rlphy4: <realtek internal="" media="" interface="">PHY 0 on miibus4
    rlphy4:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    re4: [FILTER]
    re5: <realtek 10="" 8139c+="" 100basetx="">port 0xde00-0xdeff mem 0xefeff000-0xefeff1ff irq 6 at device 14.0 on pci2
    re5: Chip rev. 0x74800000
    re5: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus5: <mii bus="">on re5
    rlphy5: <realtek internal="" media="" interface="">PHY 0 on miibus5
    rlphy5:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    re5: [FILTER]
    isab0: <pci-isa bridge="">at device 31.0 on pci0
    isa0: <isa bus="">on isab0
    atapci0: <intel ich2="" udma100="" controller="">port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xff00-0xff0f at device 31.1 on
    ata0: <ata 0="" channel="">on atapci0
    ata0: [ITHREAD]
    ata1: <ata 1="" channel="">on atapci0
    ata1: [ITHREAD]
    cpu0 on motherboard
    unknown: <pnp0c01>can't assign resources (memory)
    atrtc0: <at realtime="" clock="">at port 0x70-0x71 irq 8 pnpid PNP0b00 on isa0
    uart0: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 pnpid PNP0501 on isa0
    uart0: [FILTER]
    uart0: console (9600,n,8,1)
    ppc0: <ecp parallel="" printer="" port="">at port 0x378-0x37f,0x778-0x77a irq 7 drq 3 pnpid PNP0401 on isa0
    ppc0: Generic chipset (ECP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
    ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/16 bytes threshold
    ppc0: [ITHREAD]
    ppbus0: <parallel port="" bus="">on ppc0
    ppi0: <parallel i="" o="">on ppbus0
    orm0: <isa option="" rom="">at iomem 0xe0000-0xe0fff pnpid ORM0000 on isa0
    unknown: <pnp0c01>can't assign resources (memory)
    RTC BIOS diagnostic error 20 <config_unit>Timecounter "TSC" frequency 1202731522 Hz quality 800
    Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
    IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
    ad0: 976MB <toshiba thncf1g02qg="" 3.00="">at ata0-master PIO4
    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ufs/pfsense0
    Configuring crash dumps…
    Mounting filesystems...
    Setting up embedded specific environment... done.

    / f
    / p _
    / Sense


    Welcome to pfSense 2.0.1-RELEASE  ...

    Creating symlinks......done.
    External config loader 1.0 is now starting... ad0s3
    Launching the init system... done.
    Initializing............................ done.
    Starting device manager (devd)...done.
    Loading configuration......done.
    Updating configuration...done.
    Cleaning backup cache....done.
    Setting up extended sysctls...done.
    Setting timezone...done.
    Starting Secure Shell Services...done.
    Setting up polling defaults...done.
    Setting up interfaces microcode...done.
    Configuring LAGG interfaces...done.
    Configuring VLAN interfaces...done.
    Configuring QinQ interre0: link state changed to DOWN
    Configuring WAN interface...done.
    Configuring LAN interface...re1: link state changed to DOWN
    Syncing OpenVPN settings...done.
    Starting syslog...done.
    Configuring firewall......done.
    Starting PFLOG...done.
    Setting up gateway monitors...done.
    Synchronizing user settings...done.
    Starting webConfigurator...done.
    Configuring CRON...done.
    Starting DHCP service...done.
    Starting DNS forwarder...done.
    Configuring firewall......done.
    Starting OpenNTP time client...done.
    Generating RRD graphs...done.
    Starting CRON... done.
    Bootup complete

    Thank you for you return

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  • Netgate Administrator

    I take it that output is from the serial console?
    It's a known bug. There are several work arounds, this is the one I used:,7458.msg241783.html#msg241783

    Of course to do that you need access to the box. If you have setup the interfaces on the first boot, it looks like you have, you should be able to connect to the web GUI on LAN.

    Alternatively you can try mounting the CF card under OSX and editing the files there.


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