Install onto SATA device using a SATA2CF controller?


  • Hi,

    First timer trying to install pfsense on home-built system.  I have read some of the installations docs and there are a variety of h/w configs which one can install to.  However, I didn't see a hardware configuration quite like mine.  This PC box has these pieces to work with:

    AsRock AM3+ motherboard model N68C-GS FX
    AMD Athlon II X2 270 CPU 3.4GHz
    Patriot PSD22G8002R PC6400 2GB memory
    nVidia GeForce4 7025 onboard video
    WDC WD5000AAKS 500 GB SATA HDD
    Syba SATA2CF SATA adapter + Transcend 266X 4GB CF chip
    DVD/CDROM drive
    Linksys PCI NIC w/ DEC 21140 chip
    Rosewill PCI-e NIC w/ Marvell Yukon-2 88E8040 chip
    3COM 3C795 PCI FDDI NIC
    onboard nForce GigE NIC w/Realtek RTL8211CL chip

    I have used the SATA2CF adapter + 4G CF in a Linux MythTV system for 4 yrs+ and
    it works well as a poorman's SSD.  I simply flashed the ISO onto the CF using dd.
    Hoping to be able to use that sort of setup here as well.

    Any recommendations as to which install method would be
    best?

    advTHANKSance

    CB


  • You don't want the ISO (LiveCD)

    You want one of the embedded installs - an .img

    Specifically, for a 4G card:

    pfSense-2.0.2-RELEASE-4g-amd64-nanobsd.img.gz

    <edit>or pfSense-2.0.2-RELEASE-4g-amd64-nanobsd_vga.img.gz if you prefer a screen to a serial port for 30 seconds worth of setup.

    http://www.pfsense.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=43&Itemid=44</edit>