Install issues, get stuck in mountroot terminal



  • Hi

    Im trying to install version 2.0.3 - i have tried 3 different methods.

    1: live cd via usb cd rom
    2: live cd restored to usb key
    3: memstick image restore to usb key

    all 3 options throws me to mount root terminal, even though i hit 3 in the menu (the boot from usb device option)

    As a 4. option i tried installing pfsense in a difference computer with internal cd rom drive end then move the harddrive back to the other pc again, but then i get errors about config.xml not being present. Also i get errors saying no interfaces found.

    The pc im trying to install on is a shuttle with dual realtech network adaptoers.

    Is there any other way to install this ? I cant seem to get past the mountroot shell / terminal.


  • Netgate Administrator

    If it's a recent Shuttle box with Realtek NICs you probably need to use a 2.1 snapshot to get compatible drivers.
    http://snapshots.pfsense.org/

    What do you mean by 'restore to usb key'?

    Steve



  • @hezten:

    all 3 options throws me to mount root terminal, even though i hit 3 in the menu (the boot from usb device option)

    PERHAPS your box has a USB connected "disk device" (such as a SD card reader) that is found on the bus BEFORE the boot device. That would cause the boot device to become (perhaps) /dev/da1 whereas configuration script would be expecting the boot device to be /dev/da0.

    @hezten:

    Is there any other way to install this ? I cant seem to get past the mountroot shell / terminal.

    What is reported if you type a question mark then hit the enter key? You should be able to continue by typing the correct string to that prompt but I can't tell you what the correct string would be since I don't know the device configuration of your system. In the case of you moving a hard drive from another system the boot drive probably changed ints unit number, for example, it might have been  /dev/ad4 in the install PC and then became /dev/ad6 in the target PC. After typing the correct device string to the mountroot prompt the startup should contnue, then when get the console menu type 8 to get a shell prompt then edit /etc/fstab to specify the correct partition for the root file system.


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