Pfsense not booting on USB and SD on Alix APU.1c



  • re: install pfSense-memstick-2.1-RELEASE-amd64.img on a cruzer fit and SD (adata)

    things done:
    =install the memstick image to USB using physdiskwrite successful
    =install the same on SD
    =install SD and USB stick one at a time but failed
    =at one point on the startup press F12 and select the proper drive but still failing to boot

    Pls help as we know we have an issue on the supplied mSATA ssd

    Thanks



  • If you see the message about pressing F12 then your serial speed is on 115200.
    You won't see any pfSense output since it is at 9600.
    Switch your serial speed to 9600 after selecting your boot medium and you will see the pfSense output.



  • am aware of that and have done so…but it realy didnt boot...otherwise it would have buzz as well



  • hello,

    things done;
    =install pfSense-memstick-2.1-RELEASE-i386.img on SD using physdiskwrite
    =doesnt boot
    =also tried with pfSense-memstick-2.1-RELEASE-amd64.img and still the same issue
    =tried writing the image thru gzip but still the problem persist

    pls help….see the output below...thx

    ===================================================================

    coreboot-unknown Tue Dec 24 11:13:00 MST 2013 booting...
    PCI: Left over static devices:
    PCI: 00:15.1
    PCI: 00:15.2
    PCI: 00:15.3
    PCI: Check your devicetree.cb.
    APIC: 00 missing read_resources
    APIC: 01 missing read_resources
    Start bios (version ?-20131224_111227-ubuntubuilderx64)
    CPU Mhz=1000
    Found 28 PCI devices (max PCI bus is 04)
    Found 2 cpu(s) max supported 2 cpu(s)
    Copying PIR from 0x7e16f000 to 0x000fdb40
    Copying MPTABLE from 0x7e170000/7e170010 to 0x000fda10
    Copying ACPI RSDP from 0x7e171000 to 0x000fd9f0
    Copying SMBIOS entry point from 0x7e17c400 to 0x000fd9d0
    Scan for VGA option rom
    EHCI init on dev 00:12.2 (regs=0xfeb08420)
    EHCI init on dev 00:13.2 (regs=0xfeb08520)
    OHCI init on dev 00:14.5 (regs=0xfeb06000)
    EHCI init on dev 00:16.2 (regs=0xfeb08620)
    Found 1 lpt ports
    Found 2 serial ports
    ATA controller 1 at 1f0/3f4/4010 (irq 14 dev a1)
    ATA controller 2 at 170/374/4018 (irq 15 dev a1)
    AHCI controller at 11.0, iobase feb08000, irq 0
    Searching bootorder for: /rom@img/sortbootorder
    Searching bootorder for: /rom@img/memtest
    Searching bootorder for: /pci@i0cf8/usb@16,2/storage@1/@0/@0,0
    Searching bootorder for: /pci@i0cf8/usb@16,2/usb-@1
    USB MSC vendor='Multiple' product='Card  Reader' rev='1.00' type=0 removable=1
    Searching bootorder for: /pci@i0cf8/usb@12,2/hub@1/storage@2/
    @0/@0,0
    Searching bootorder for: /pci@i0cf8/usb@12,2/hub@1/usb-
    @2
    USB MSC vendor='Generic' product='USB SD Reader' rev='1.00' type=0 removable=1
    Device reports MEDIUM NOT PRESENT
    scsi_is_ready returned -1
    Unable to configure USB MSC drive.
    Searching bootorder for: /pci@i0cf8/usb@12,2/hub@1/storage@2/@0/@0,1
    Searching bootorder for: /pci@i0cf8/usb@12,2/hub@1/usb-*@2
    USB MSC vendor='Generic' product='USB MS Reader' rev='1.03' type=0 removable=1
    Device reports MEDIUM NOT PRESENT
    scsi_is_ready returned -1
    Unable to configure USB MSC drive.
    Unable to configure USB MSC device.
    Initialized USB HUB (0 ports used)
    USB MSC blksize=512 sectors=7744512
    All threads complete.
    Scan for option roms
    Running option rom at c000:0003

    iPXE (http://ipxe.org) 00:00.0 C000 PCI2.10 PnP PMMpmm call arg1=1
    pmm call arg1=0
    +7E13F330pmm call arg1=1
    pmm call arg1=0
    +7E09B470 C000

    Searching bootorder for: /rom@genroms/pxeboot.rom
    Press F12 for boot menu.

    drive 0x000fd960: PCHS=0/0/0 translation=lba LCHS=960/128/63 s=7744512
    Space available for UMB: 000c1000-000ee800
    Returned 49152 bytes of ZoneHigh
    e820 map has 6 items:
      0: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 = 1 RAM
      1: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 = 2 RESERVED
      2: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 = 2 RESERVED
      3: 0000000000100000 - 000000007e16ac00 = 1 RAM
      4: 000000007e16ac00 - 000000007efffc00 = 2 RESERVED
      5: 00000000f8000000 - 00000000f9000000 = 2 RESERVED
    enter handle_19:
      NULL
    Booting from Hard Disk...
    Booting from 0000:7c00
    /


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Make sure to use the serial memstick and choose the embedded kernel during the install.



  • Sigh. If you're going to write an image to the SD card, use a nano image. If you are going to install to the m-Sata, write the memstick to a USB key and install from the USB to the m-Sata.



  • Make sure to use the serial memstick

    TRIED BOTH pfSense-memstick-2.1-RELEASE-amd64.img/pfSense-memstick-2.1-RELEASE-i386.img/pfSense-memstick-serial-2.1-RELEASE-amd64.img BUT STILL BEHAVES THE SAME

    and choose the embedded kernel during the install.
    SIR I DONT KNOW AT WHICH POINT WILL I CHOOSE THIS…NOTE THAT I HAVENT SEEN ANY PFSENSE INITIALIZATION YET. EITHER PHYSDISKWRITE OR GZIP DOEST PASS THROUGH THIS OPTION


  • Banned

    Maybe you need to fix your Caps Lock first? Plus you have already been told that you are doing it completely wrong, so why are you creating duplicate threads?!

    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=74382.0

    ::)



  • this topic was created 3 days back and i didnt get any replies. thats why i created another one just and hour back,,sorry for that violation



  • it boots now with the 386nano image..but it has root mount error issue and goes to mountroot> prompt

    sorry but am totally new on this..thx

    note that ive written the image thru physdiskwrte



  • Hallo,

    i have the same problems with my apu, but instead of pfsense i use ipcop.

    things done:
    = install to USB-Stick => work
    = install the same to harddisk => work
    = install the same to SD => installation worked => booting failed

    enter handle_19:
      NULL
    Booting from Hard Disk…
    Booting from 0000:7c00

    PROBLEM SOLVED:
    –----------------------
    My problem was a bad formated SD-Card/USB stick.

    I used "HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool" for formating and Win32DiskImage to write the image to USB and then i had no probles with install on SD.



  • @ozlecz:

    it boots now with the 386nano image..but it has root mount error issue and goes to mountroot> prompt

    sorry but am totally new on this..thx

    note that ive written the image thru physdiskwrte

    Did you go through the procedure (documented here https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=59555.msg406438#msg406438) to set the boot delay?



  • i did that…in fact it was working now with USB stick but not on an SD.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    NanoBSD, 2g, amd64, 2.1.1 on a class 4 SD card worked fine for me on the APU I have. Nothing special aside from kern.cam.boot_delay.

    (If you thought CF was slow, wait til you use an SD below a class 10… :-) )



  • am getting this on the physdiskwrite..same for ADATA and transcend 4Gb SD

    3965190144 bytes writtenWrite error after 3965190144 bytes (8192).


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Use a smaller image. Try the 2GB NanoBSD on the 4GB card. The card is probably too small to contain the full image. See many other topics for more info on how card makers do that and why.



  • still it goes to mountroot>


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    It will do that until/unless you do the kern.cam.boot_delay change as mentioned in many similar threads for the APU.



  • please find below running config; see the command as per advised…thx

    ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒P▒▒▒▒▒▒8▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒\X▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒/boot/config: -h
    Consoles: serial port
    BIOS drive C: is disk0
    BIOS 639kB/2064811kB available memory

    FreeBSD/x86 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
    (root@snapshots-8_3-amd64.builders.pfsense.org, Wed Sep 11 19:11:30 EDT 2013)
    Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf
    /boot/kernel/kernel data=0x8cc0f8 data=0x5553c8+0xc24e0 syms=[0x8+0xe3700+0x8+0xd15e4]
    /
    Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.
    Booting [/boot/kernel/kernel] in 3 seconds…

    Type '?' for a list of commands, 'help' for more detailed help.
    OK
    OK
    OK
    OK set kern.cam.boot.delay=10000
    OK
    OK
    OK
    OK boot
    Copyright (c) 1992-2012 The FreeBSD Project.
    Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
            The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
    FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE-p11 #0: Wed Sep 11 19:29:56 EDT 2013
        root@snapshots-8_3-amd64.builders.pfsense.org:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_wrap.8.amd64 amd64
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    CPU: AMD G-T40E Processor (1000.00-MHz K8-class CPU)
      Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x500f20  Family = 14  Model = 2  Stepping = 0
      Features=0x178bfbff <fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,pse36,clflush,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,htt>Features2=0x802209 <sse3,mon,ssse3,cx16,popcnt>AMD Features=0x2e500800 <syscall,nx,mmx+,ffxsr,page1gb,rdtscp,lm>AMD Features2=0x35ff <lahf,cmp,svm,extapic,cr8,abm,sse4a,mas,prefetch,ibs,skinit,wdt>TSC: P-state invariant
    real memory  = 2115411968 (2017 MB)
    avail memory = 2021490688 (1927 MB)
    ACPI APIC Table: <core  coreboot="">FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
    FreeBSD/SMP: 1 package(s) x 2 core(s)
    cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
    cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1
    ioapic0 <version 2.1="">irqs 0-23 on motherboard
    wlan: mac acl policy registered
    ipw_bss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    ipw_bss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_bss_fw, 0xffffffff8041ca10, 0) error 1
    ipw_ibss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    ipw_ibss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_ibss_fw, 0xffffffff8041cab0, 0) error 1
    ipw_monitor: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    ipw_monitor: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_monitor_fw, 0xffffffff8041cb50, 0) error 1
    cryptosoft0: <software crypto="">on motherboard
    padlock0: No ACE support.
    acpi0: <core coreboot="">on motherboard
    acpi0: [ITHREAD]
    acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
    Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
    acpi_timer0: <32-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x808-0x80b on acpi0
    cpu0: <acpi cpu="">on acpi0
    cpu1: <acpi cpu="">on acpi0
    acpi_hpet0: <high precision="" event="" timer="">iomem 0xfed00000-0xfed003ff on acpi0
    Timecounter "HPET" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 900
    pcib0: <acpi host-pci="" bridge="">port 0xcf8-0xcff iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff,0x7f000000-0xffffffff on acpi0
    pci0: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib0
    pcib1: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">at device 4.0 on pci0
    pci1: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib1
    re0: <realtek 8111="" 8168="" b="" c="" cp="" d="" dp="" e="" f="" pcie="" gigabit="" ethernet="">port 0x1000-0x10ff mem 0xfe600000-0xfe600fff,0xfe500000-0xfe503fff at device 0.0 on pci1
    re0: Using 1 MSI-X message
    re0: ASPM disabled
    re0: Chip rev. 0x2c000000
    re0: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus0: <mii bus="">on re0
    rgephy0: <rtl8169s 8110s="" 8211b="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus0
    rgephy0:  none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 10baseT-FDX-flow, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 100baseTX-FDX-flow, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-master, 1000baseT-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX-master, 1000baseT-FDX-flow, 1000baseT-FDX-flow-master, auto, auto-flow
    re0: [ITHREAD]
    pcib2: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">at device 5.0 on pci0
    pci2: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib2
    re1: <realtek 8111="" 8168="" b="" c="" cp="" d="" dp="" e="" f="" pcie="" gigabit="" ethernet="">port 0x2000-0x20ff mem 0xfe800000-0xfe800fff,0xfe700000-0xfe703fff at device 0.0 on pci2
    re1: Using 1 MSI-X message
    re1: ASPM disabled
    re1: Chip rev. 0x2c000000
    re1: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus1: <mii bus="">on re1
    rgephy1: <rtl8169s 8110s="" 8211b="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus1
    rgephy1:  none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 10baseT-FDX-flow, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 100baseTX-FDX-flow, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-master, 1000baseT-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX-master, 1000baseT-FDX-flow, 1000baseT-FDX-flow-master, auto, auto-flow
    re1: [ITHREAD]
    pcib3: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">at device 6.0 on pci0
    pci3: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib3
    re2: <realtek 8111="" 8168="" b="" c="" cp="" d="" dp="" e="" f="" pcie="" gigabit="" ethernet="">port 0x3000-0x30ff mem 0xfea00000-0xfea00fff,0xfe900000-0xfe903fff at device 0.0 on pci3
    re2: Using 1 MSI-X message
    re2: ASPM disabled
    re2: Chip rev. 0x2c000000
    re2: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus2: <mii bus="">on re2
    rgephy2: <rtl8169s 8110s="" 8211b="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus2
    rgephy2:  none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 10baseT-FDX-flow, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 100baseTX-FDX-flow, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-master, 1000baseT-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX-master, 1000baseT-FDX-flow, 1000baseT-FDX-flow-master, auto, auto-flow
    re2: [ITHREAD]
    atapci0: <ati 800="" ixp700="" sata300="" controller="">port 0x4020-0x4027,0x4040-0x4043,0x4028-0x402f,0x4044-0x4047,0x4000-0x400f mem 0xfeb08000-0xfeb083ff at device 17.0 on pci0
    atapci0: [ITHREAD]
    atapci0: AHCI v1.20 controller with 4 6Gbps ports, PM supported
    ata2: <ata channel="">at channel 0 on atapci0
    ata2: [ITHREAD]
    ata3: <ata channel="">at channel 1 on atapci0
    ata3: [ITHREAD]
    ata4: <ata channel="">at channel 2 on atapci0
    ata4: [ITHREAD]
    ata5: <ata channel="">at channel 3 on atapci0
    ata5: [ITHREAD]
    ohci0: <ohci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">mem 0xfeb04000-0xfeb04fff at device 18.0 on pci0
    ohci0: [ITHREAD]
    usbus0: <ohci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on ohci0
    ehci0: <ehci (generic)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">mem 0xfeb08400-0xfeb084ff at device 18.2 on pci0
    ehci0: [ITHREAD]
    usbus1: EHCI version 1.0
    usbus1: <ehci (generic)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">on ehci0
    ohci1: <ohci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">mem 0xfeb05000-0xfeb05fff at device 19.0 on pci0
    ohci1: [ITHREAD]
    usbus2: <ohci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on ohci1
    ehci1: <ehci (generic)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">mem 0xfeb08500-0xfeb085ff at device 19.2 on pci0
    ehci1: [ITHREAD]
    usbus3: EHCI version 1.0
    usbus3: <ehci (generic)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">on ehci1
    pci0: <serial bus,="" smbus="">at device 20.0 (no driver attached)
    atapci1: <ati 800="" ixp700="" udma133="" controller="">port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0x4010-0x401f at device 20.1 on pci0
    ata0: <ata channel="">at channel 0 on atapci1
    ata0: [ITHREAD]
    ata1: <ata channel="">at channel 1 on atapci1
    ata1: [ITHREAD]
    isab0: <pci-isa bridge="">at device 20.3 on pci0
    isa0: <isa bus="">on isab0
    pcib4: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">at device 20.4 on pci0
    pci0: couldn't attach pci bus
    device_attach: pcib4 attach returned 6
    ohci2: <ohci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">mem 0xfeb06000-0xfeb06fff at device 20.5 on pci0
    ohci2: [ITHREAD]
    usbus4: <ohci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on ohci2
    pcib5: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">at device 21.0 on pci0
    pci4: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib5
    ohci3: <ohci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">mem 0xfeb07000-0xfeb07fff at device 22.0 on pci0
    ohci3: [ITHREAD]
    usbus5: <ohci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on ohci3
    ehci2: <ehci (generic)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">mem 0xfeb08600-0xfeb086ff at device 22.2 on pci0
    ehci2: [ITHREAD]
    usbus6: EHCI version 1.0
    usbus6: <ehci (generic)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">on ehci2
    acpi_button0: <power button="">on acpi0
    atrtc0: <at realtime="" clock="">port 0x70-0x71 irq 8 on acpi0
    orm0: <isa option="" rom="">at iomem 0xee800-0xeffff on isa0
    ppc0: cannot reserve I/O port range
    uart0: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
    uart0: [FILTER]
    uart0: console (9600,n,8,1)
    uart1: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
    uart1: [FILTER]
    acpi_throttle0: <acpi cpu="" throttling="">on cpu0
    RTC BIOS diagnostic error ff <clock_battery,rom_cksum,config_unit,memory_size,fixed_disk,invalid_time>Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
    IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
    usbus0: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
    usbus1: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
    ugen0.1: <ati>at usbus0
    uhub0: <ati 1="" 9="" ohci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus0
    ugen1.1: <ati>at usbus1
    uhub1: <ati 1="" 9="" ehci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus1
    usbus2: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
    usbus3: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
    ugen2.1: <ati>at usbus2
    uhub2: <ati 1="" 9="" ohci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus2
    ugen3.1: <ati>at usbus3
    uhub3: <ati 1="" 9="" ehci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus3
    usbus4: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
    usbus5: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
    ugen4.1: <ati>at usbus4
    uhub4: <ati 1="" 9="" ohci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus4
    ugen5.1: <ati>at usbus5
    uhub5: <ati 1="" 9="" ohci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus5
    usbus6: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
    uhub0: 5 ports with 5 removable, self powered
    ugen6.1: <ati>at usbus6
    uhub6: <ati 1="" 9="" ehci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus6
    SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
    Root mount waiting for: usbus6 usbus5 usbus4 usbus3 usbus2 usbus1
    uhub4: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    uhub2: 5 ports with 5 removable, self powered
    uhub5: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
    Root mount waiting for: usbus6 usbus3 usbus1
    uhub1: 5 ports with 5 removable, self powered
    uhub3: 5 ports with 5 removable, self powered
    uhub6: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
    ugen6.2: <generic>at usbus6
    umass0: <generic 0="" 2="" flash="" card="" readerwriter,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.01="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus6
    Root mount waiting for: usbus6
    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ufs/pfsense0
    ROOT MOUNT ERROR:
    If you have invalid mount options, reboot, and first try the following from
    the loader prompt:

    set vfs.root.mountfrom.options=rw

    and then remove invalid mount options from /etc/fstab.

    Loader variables:
    vfs.root.mountfrom=ufs:/dev/ufs/pfsense0
    vfs.root.mountfrom.options=ro,sync,noatime

    Manual root filesystem specification:
      <fstype>:<device>  Mount <device>using filesystem <fstype>eg. ufs:/dev/da0s1a
                          eg. cd9660:/dev/acd0
                          This is equivalent to: mount -t cd9660 /dev/acd0 /

    ?                  List valid disk boot devices
      <empty line="">      Abort manual input

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  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    It is not kern.cam.boot.delay, it is kern.cam.boot_delay



  • @jimp

    great…it works now...thx a lot....



  • Back to the main problem… F12 not working or USB image incorrect.

    things done:
    =install the memstick image to USB using physdiskwrite successful
    =install the same on SD
    =install SD and USB stick one at a time but failed
    =at one point on the startup press F12 and select the proper drive but still failing to boot

    Pls help as we know we have an issue on the supplied mSATA ssd

    F12 is not functioning, it is not booting from the USB stick

    ...
    Booting from Hard Disk...
    Booting from 0000:7c00

    I tried:

    • physdiskwrite
    • HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool" for formating and Win32DiskImage to write the image to USB


  • Resolved.
    Hyperterminal in Windows did not work.
    Downloaded Putty and F12 was working.



  • F12 is now working and providing the boot options

    1. USB MSC Drive USB Flash…
    2. AHCI/O: SuperSSpeed S238 16G ...

    when choosing 1.
    it still sais
    ...
    Booting from Hard Disk ...

    switching really quick to speed 9600

    Now the pfsense Option are on the screen.
    choosing (3) to boot from USB

    Now (C) for Continue
    Vlan No
    Adding WAN :re0
    LAN: re1
    OPT: re2

    then setup of IP
    choosing 10.1.0.12
    DHCP: no
    http: no

    now option 99 to install to HD

    now rebooting without USB,
    yeah!! but there is a but

    switching to 115200 speed
    Now its booting from HD
    but it is displaying the following

    Booting from Hard Disk ...

    F1  pfSense

    F6 PXE

    and its not moving on.

    When pressing F1 it works.
    How do I take the last challenge ?

    Starting a new thread:
    pfSense not booting after install, waiting for F1


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