TRANSFERRING HDD TO A NEW HARDWARE ENVIRONMENT



  • Hi pfsense masters!

    Kind please help me on this. Previously I was running my old pfsense 2.0.1 in one of my pc, Pentium 4. Along the way, my P-IV broke down into a useless state, I was only able to recover the HDD SATA and RAM and NICS.

    I purchased new board, and as expected I got a ROOT MOUNT ERROR when attaching my HDD SATA (previously attached to the P4).

    How do I get around so that I may able to run the same HDD to a new hardware environment, I need to re-use the vouchers and lusca cached files.

    Thanks!



  • @onlineph:

    I purchased new board, and as expected I got a ROOT MOUNT ERROR when attaching my HDD SATA (previously attached to the P4).

    At the root mount error report type a question mark, tap the Enter key then post a screen shot or screen dump.

    The root mount error occurs when the hard drive has a different device (e.g. was /dev/ad4 now /dev/ad2). The problem is relatively straightforward to fix PROVIDED the system recognises the hard drive.



  • @wallabybob:

    @onlineph:

    I purchased new board, and as expected I got a ROOT MOUNT ERROR when attaching my HDD SATA (previously attached to the P4).

    At the root mount error report type a question mark, tap the Enter key then post a screen shot or screen dump.

    The root mount error occurs when the hard drive has a different device (e.g. was /dev/ad4 now /dev/ad2). The problem is relatively straightforward to fix PROVIDED the system recognises the hard drive.

    I posted this question expecting that anytime my old board would gonna broke down (although I have tried already transferring my hdd to a new hardware environment) the silly part is, its the other way around, my HH broke down, 5 minutes preparing to back up its pfsense settings, now I lost that setting. sigh!