Nanobsd install problem



  • Hi,

    I am using e-350 system with 4gb of ram to run pfsense and I was trying to install nano-vga-amd64 to my 4gb ssd (I destroyed 1 CF card and another is dying because I was using regular install, I guess) and I encountered a few problems. First, the update snapshot would install and boot normally while normal install snapshot would not boot. I used physdiskwrite to write the image since win32 disk imager didn't detect the ssd. Second, when I tried to restore the config from my previously used live-install snapshot (same version) it rendered the ssd unbootable. Third I don't know how to copy startup.sh since the file system is read only. Is it worth using nanobsd, to prolong the life of the ssd or should I make a regular install?
    Any advice appreciated.



  • @strumf666:

    Second, when I tried to restore the config from my previously used live-install snapshot (same version) it rendered the ssd unbootable.

    I can't guess how that happened, but I don't know how you tried to restore the config. I have had no such trouble when I have restored config through web GUI or even copying the config to the running system and rebooting.

    @strumf666:

    Third I don't know how to copy startup.sh since the file system is read only.

    Can't think why you would want to copy startup.sh or where you would want to copy it.

    @strumf666:

    Is it worth using nanobsd, to prolong the life of the ssd or should I make a regular install?

    For over three years I have run a regular install off a 1GB solid state module that plugs into an IDE connector on the motherboard.



  • For backing-up and restoring I used the option in webGUI.

    I use startup.sh (placed in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/) to set  ip neighbour in order for ipv6 to work with my ISP provider.

    Well, i f normal install dosn't significatnly shorten the life of ssd, then I'll just use that.

    Thanks for answering.



  • @strumf666:

    Well, i f normal install dosn't significatnly shorten the life of ssd,

    Probably depends on the "ssd"!






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