Successful Install on Citrix NetScaler 7000
nitrobass24 last edited by
I bought a NetScaler 7000 off ebay for $30 figuring i could just resell it for more since others were going for a few hundred. But i decided to mess around with it, and sure enough it runs PFSense 2.01
Steps(more simple than I was expecting)
1. Opened NS(NetScaler)
2. Hooked up a notebook sata drive to my machine, booted from Live CD (2.01)
3. Easy Install, accepted all defaults except chose embedded kernel
4. After install was done, took the drive and plugged it into the NS
5. Used the console cable that came with the NS and plugged it into the NS and my Com port
6. Opened Putty, new connection: BPS: 9600 / Data bits: 8 / Parity: None / Stop : 1 / Flow control: None
7. Turned on FB and it immediately started booting FreeBSD
8. Couldn't mount drive(since installed on different machine), so it asks what you want to mount enter: ufs:ad2s1a
9. Boots up into pfSense just fine!
10. Get into the web interface, "Diagnostics", "Edit File"
11. Load "/etc/fstab"
12. Change the old drive information to the correct one(ad2s1a & ad2s1b).
13. Save. Reboot.
Here are the hardware specs if anyone is interested:
P4 2.8 Ghz
8x 10/100/1000 Intel Nics
1x Open standard PCI Slot
2x CF card slot
Standard IDE connector
Awesome score. I don't know HOW you got a NetScaler 7000 for $30!!!
stephenw10 Netgate Administrator last edited by
8 Intel Gigabit NICs, $30. :o