Problem restoring image with different NIC arrangements - SOLVED
I am hoping someone can help me solve a problem with my new APU-1C system.
I have been using an ALIX-2D13 for some time with no real issues, except overall performance under heavy load.
Deciding to upgrade I went with the APU-1C - being virtually identical except able to work from SSD rather than small memory card and perform much better.
Remembering previous issues I had with serial cable configuration I decided to go with a preconfigured system - from here:
Started up - connected to LAN port - ran through wizard and had basic system up and working well - perfect!
After checking to make sure all seemed to work ok I decided to save myself some time by simply restoring the latest backup from the old ALIX2D13 onto the APU-1C. Same version of pfs (2.1) but full version rather than nanobsd.
Seemed to load the file ok - final screen showed Interface configuration - clicked ok and waited for restart. I think I may have missed a warning - Interface mismatch on that final screen. This seems most likely to be the problem as I gather the NIC's are in a different order on the APU-1C compared to the 2D13.
Now I can no longer get access from the LAN - Tried all three NIC's in case one of them was incorrectly configured as LAN - but nothing.
I guess now I have to start reading up on serial connection and reinstallation? Any other suggestions / ideas would be welcomed - otherwise I will start searching forum for more detailed instructions on setting up using serial cable.
Yes, the console will be patiently waiting for you to answer questions about interface assignment.
I think you are going to need console access whatever you do from here, so get going with that serial cable ;)
Alternatively you could manually edit the interface assignment in your backed up config file to match the NIC names in the APU before you restore it. I.e. change vr0-2 to re0-2.
However you should really have a serial console cable anyway. ;)
All done - just needed to change interfaces using serial and now all working well - and MUCH faster than the old Alix. No actual measurement of speed - but seems much more responsive.
Only strange thing - 9600 gave garbage, 38400 gave garbage, 115200 worked perfectly - watched all boios boot, then pfs starting, changed interface - loaded into pfs opening menu - all working fine. Can't understand why 115200 - the backup config loaded from old Alix was 9600.
Presume (?) that APU-1C must run at 115200 by default?
In any case this might help someone with similar problem - although I still think it should have been 9600!
Thanks for suggestions.