Netgate 2d3 / ALIX bricks druing upgrade from 2.0 to 2.1.2 (BRICKED/HELP)



  • Last night I updated the URL in the auto-update portion of PFSense as instructed online and upgraded to 2.1.2.

    The update downloaded and I waited until it applied. The device went down for a reboot and never came back up. I don't have a serial cable handy until wednesday. Is there anything I can do to restore this system?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    If it's off the network and you can't see the console, then the only thing you could do is a factory reset.

    http://support.netgate.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/15/4/reset-procedure-for-netgate-m1n1wall



  • You will probably see the same as I got and as such am still stick at 2.0.3

    The fresh image booted fine but after I applied the backup and rebooted I got

    External config loader 1.0 is now starting…
    Launching the init system... done.
    Initializing............................. done.
    Starting device manager (devd)...done.
    Loading configuration......done.
    Updating configuration...ERROR: Dangling Comment

    Warning: rename(/cf/conf/rrd.tgz,/cf/conf/backup): Is a directory in /etc/inc/upgrade_config.inc on line 2660
    Migrate RRD database lan-traffic.rrd to new format for IPv6.
    Migrate RRD database lan-packets.rrd to new format for IPv6.
    Migrate RRD database ipsec-traffic.rrd to new format for IPv6.
    Migrate RRD database ipsec-packets.rrd to new format for IPv6.
    Generating RRD graphs...ERROR: Dangling Comment
    done.
    pid 558 (rrdtool), uid 0 inumber 6015 on /var: filesystem full

    /var: write failed, filesystem is full
    pid 562 (php), uid 0 inumber 3997 on /var: filesystem full

    /var: write failed, filesystem is full