Where's the 512M files?



  • Greetings… I have 2 of those awesome netgate appliances with 512M cards.  I am wanting to go from 2.1 to 2.13, but I do not see any files for that size drive in the upgrade path.

    Am I going to have to purchase larger CF cards, backup my config locally, rewrite the new cards with 2.1.3, and then restore my config from backup file?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Sky



  • You're going to need to get larger cards.  The 2.1.x releases are too large to reliably flash on a 512MB image.



  • OK… I have some 4GB cards on the way.  If I may re-ask the question, would my previously mentioned upgrade procedure work?

    or...

    would it be easier to migrate the existing image to the new card using the supposedly non supported image migration to larger card method?

    I would hope that since I'm already on 2.1 that I could simply just put 2.1.3 on the new cards and then boot to them and restore my config.  I can reinstall the few custom packages like BlinkLED by hand... no worries there.  Had to install it to begin with.

    Any additional advice is greatly appreciated.

    Sky



  • @CandSNetworking:

    OK… I have some 4GB cards on the way.  If I may re-ask the question, would my previously mentioned upgrade procedure work?

    or...

    would it be easier to migrate the existing image to the new card using the supposedly non supported image migration to larger card method?

    I would hope that since I'm already on 2.1 that I could simply just put 2.1.3 on the new cards and then boot to them and restore my config.  I can reinstall the few custom packages like BlinkLED by hand... no worries there.  Had to install it to begin with.

    Any additional advice is greatly appreciated.

    Sky

    Migrating to a larger card is easy.  Just install to the new 4GB card as you originally did to the 512MB and then restore your config.xml.


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