Please Help Me!!!! X7SPE-HF-D525 biuld.
I am trying to set up my first PF Sense biuld and I thought it would be a piece of cake and I have been pulling my hair out since. I have a SuperMicro X7SPE-HF-D525 with 4GB of RAM, I would like to use the 8GB USB stick I purchased to run the router. What I need because apparently I can't figure this out ( first biuld not using a windows OS) Is to know exactly what biuld to download and where. How to decropress if needed. How to write to USB stick. This seems to be the most confusing for me. I can't seem to figure out how to get disk imager to run. Please if you have the time and are willing I could really use the help. Thank You.
To run from the USB stick you need to use one of the NanoBSD images. Perhaps the 4GB 32bit image:
That file will use the serial port for it's console. If you need to use a keyboard/monitor then use this image:
The first time it boots you will be faced with an error since it expects to find itself attached via IDE.
You need to tell it where to look. Type '?' at the mount root prompt and it will give you a list, choose one.
Come back with questions! :P
How do I get that on to the USB drive, I tried to use physdiskwrite but when it searches disks my USB drive does not come up ( over 2GB?) That is what seems to be really hanging me up, and would it pay to use the 64bit version? Thanks
Try using this instead:
You will have to extract the image first though.
It will almost certainly give you no benefit using the 64 bit image. Only if you need more than 4GB of ram and I don't think that board supports it anyway.
How do I run that. I used 7zip to extract the image but now after I download the write program I don't know how to run it. I know noob stuff but it is killing me. All I have after the download is a folder with some windows batch files and another fold with images, what do I do to get it to write the image to the USB stick? Thanks
I got it to work. followed the steps on the page http://sgoodger.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/installing-pfsense-on-a-compact-flash-card/ worked like a charm. Now to see what this can do for me. Any tips or suggestions? Thanks for the help.
So you have it booting successfully?
Do you mean tips for pfSense in general?