Problems in installing on AMD E-300 based board


  • Hi All,
    I am having some issues in installing pFsense on this system (mini pc) AMD E300 CPU.
    The issue I am having is (I am certain some how hard drive is not found) this, I use external cd-rom drive,
    start the system, it all starts ok,
    it shows the menu where there are options from 1 to 8, I allow it go with default after that, it reaches following line and then stalls

    atrtc0: <at realtime="" clock="">port 0x70-0x71 irq 8 on acpi0</at>

    I have left the system over night, have tried pfsense 1.2.3, to the most current snapshot builds of feb 8.
    I have tried 2.5" hdds of multiple brands etc, used usb drive, used CF card, but nothing worked, in every effort it would stall at the line mentioned above.

    then i tried to install winxp on the same system but it said it cant find hard drive, then I installed win 7 and that got installed correctly.
    So I concluded that its the problem with SATA drivers, but I am at loss from this point onward and need some ones suggestions.

    Thanks


  • If you haven't already, try a snapshot build of pfSense 2.1. It has much more up to date device drivers than any of the pfSense 2.0.x series.


  • Thanks for suggestion, but I guess you missed in my post that I have installed snapshot build dated feb 9, just 3 days ago, with no luck


  • @Khalid:

    Thanks for suggestion, but I guess you missed in my post that I have installed snapshot build dated feb 9, just 3 days ago, with no luck

    But you didn't specify if you used snapshot builds of pfSense 2.0.3 or snapshot builds of pfSense 2.1 or both!


  • @Khalid:

    …....I have left the system over night, have tried pfsense 1.2.3, to the most current snapshot builds of feb 8…...

    Again thanks for taking your time. To answer ur suggestion, yes I have tried 2.1 snapshot build without success..


  • Here is the screenshot where installation stalls..thanks


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    At the boot menu, choose the option to do a Verbose boot. See if it stops at a different place.

    You might also try the option to boot without ACPI.


  • Thanks, Will post results tonight after I get home and make the changes.


  • Hello,
    here are the screenshots of your suggestions, as you can see it stops on 2 different points,
    in verbose and then when acpi is disabled, however result is still the same that I am not able to move forward on installation





  • Well its unfortunate that I did not get any suggestions on this thread. I am posting this for closure of this threads purposes.
    What I ended up doing is used another mini pc which was intel Atom based, pfsense 2.0.2 installation was fine as intended, setting up vlans was a bit of challenge(because of my lack of networking knowledge). At the end with a friends suggestion, I was able to create vlans and use them with singl NIC settings. I used netgear GS108e switch.