Unable to boot from my Live CD after burn ISO into it



  • Hi all,

    I have follow the instruction guide in Pfsense website, I use CDburnerXP to burn the Pfsense ISO to CD, but i am unable to boot from the CD to proceed installation. I have enable BIOS to boot from my CD ROm. I am using the PFsense Live CD 32 bit. Am i downloaded a proper platform? My computer is running xp 32 bit. Haven't try for 64 bit of Pfsense version. Just want to know the resolution for this before trying. Thansk


  • Netgate Administrator

    Did you un-gzip the file before you burned it? It's a common mistake.

    Steve



  • yes, i extract it with rar to desktop, and i am sure it's an ISO image before burning to CD.

    however i have change to USB boot right nw(installing wth USB is more convenient than cd)

    Boot up seems.fine but i have stuck at the line "Trying to boot from root /dev"

    any idea on this?


  • Netgate Administrator

    If you're booting from a USB stick you should use the memstick image and choose USB boot at the boot menu.

    Steve



  • Update: Now I switched to USB boot, I am able to boot from USB, but I hang at the line link state is set to Up, it then just hang over there. I have waited 30 mins still give me the same line. Trying to boot from 'default" still no luck.


  • Netgate Administrator

    So you booted from a memory stick? What exact image did you write to it?
    What hardware are you using?

    Steve