1.0 Beta 2 embedded failed boot on Soekris net4501



  • It can't seem to mount the root partition:

    Fast IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
    ad0: 499MB <corsair 30="" 40x="" compactflash="" v1.1="" 06="" 03="">at ata0-master PIO4
    GEOM_LABEL: Label for provider ad0d is ufs/pfSenseCfg.
    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ufs/pfSense

    Manual root filesystem specification:
      <fstype>:<device>  Mount <device>using filesystem <fstype>eg. ufs:da0s1a
      ?                  List valid disk boot devices
      <empty line="">      Abort manual input

    mountroot>

    At that prompt I've tried everything I can think of; ufs:/dev/ad0d, ufs:/dev/ufs/pfSenseCfg, nothing works, it immediately reboots:

    panic: Root mount failed, startup aborted.
    Uptime: 3m14s
    Cannot dump. No dump device defined.
    Automatic reboot in 15 seconds - press a key on the console to abort

    Now, this is a resized image to use up a 512MB compact flash card following the directions in the wiki.  I have to acknowledge that perhaps I've goofed up the resize, but I'm not so sure. :</empty></fstype></device></device></fstype></corsair>



  • Can you try to flash the image unmodified? I guess this is a result of the resizing.



  • @hoba:

    Can you try to flash the image unmodified? I guess this is a result of the resizing.

    It is.  Beta2 boots just fine without modifying it.



  • The 64MB image works.  Resizing it to 512 is what did it. :\

    I suppose I could go back and re-calculate the sectors I made it grow and try it again.  Really wish there were a way to automate this, or just create a clone install of arbitrary size, a la Carbon Copy Cloner for OSX.


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