2.2 Update, Old Kernel



  • I noticed after doing a auto-update from 2.1.1 snapshots to the latest 2.2 snapshot that pfSense is still displaying "FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE-p14" on the Dashboard.

    Is this common or have something gone wrong during the update?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Moving this to its own thread…

    That's not common. Last time that happened it was because the previous install was using a different type of kernel that the snapshot didn't include.

    What does the full "uname -a" show?
    What is in /boot/kernel/pfsense_kernel.txt ?



  • $ uname -a
    FreeBSD pfsense.inetwork 8.3-RELEASE-p14 FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE-p14 #1: Sun Mar 23 13:26:41 EDT 2014    root@snapshots-8_3-amd64.builders.pfsense.org:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_SMP.8  amd64

    Downloading the pfsense_kernel.txt from /boot/kernel/ is only giving me txt file containing "SMP" and nothing else?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    That's what it should be then. SMP is the kernel type and in uname -a it shows you as having the SMP kernel.

    Anything special about your HDD setup? Maybe it's booting from one HDD but the firmware updated a different one?



  • I can't see why there should be any issues at all, but I was going to migrate from using a dedicated computer into using Hyper-V on my Windows Server 2012 R2 installation anyways so I will just do a config backup and configure a new installation using Hyper-V and see how that goes.


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