Pfsense 2.1.5 64bit Install



  • Gentlemen:

    Just built a Pfsense router platform. It is an Intel Xeon V3. I was able to load the 32 bit ISO image but the 64bit ISO (AMD64) will not install l past 38 percent. I have read some commentary about this matter but it confusing. Will this issue be solved with Pfsense version 2.2. Is there something I can do to install the current 64 bit version of Pfsense version 2.1.5 on this intel based platform?

    Thanks for the assistance.



  • There are a few "38%" issues. The work around for mine was to use the default install and unplug my USB keyboard after starting the install, before reaching 38%. This was challenging because I was booting from a USB3 stick and installing to SSDs. Because it's a default install, it doesn't prompt for anything once it starts. Finished on its own, reboot, good to go.

    Some people have had other issues, so different fixes.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Other things that seem to have worked for others include:
    Disabling all but one cpu core in bios during install (you can re-enable them afterwards).
    Disabling any hardware virtualisation features in the bios during install.
    Just waiting a really long time.  ;)

    Steve



  • Gentlemen:

    Thanks for the response to my question. It just seems there must be a larger issue that can be corrected with a new software build. Does any one know if  the current activity is going to addressed in the upcoming 2.2 version


  • Netgate Administrator

    There appear to be a number of issues that can cause the 38% issue, all of them corner cases. It's hard to say what might be causing problems for you. However 2.2 is built on FreeBSD 10.1 so a lot has changed. There's a good chance that whatever is causing it will have been updated. Try a 2.2 snapshot and find out.

    Steve