Cannot install PfSense APU

  • Rebel Alliance Netgate Administrator


    So…I have no idea what i'm doing.

    I have downloaded all the images from the PfSense site, from nano to full, i386 to amd64.

    Most of them crap out at:
    drive 0x000f2520: PCHS=0/0/0 translation=lba LCHS=1024/32/63 s=2076672         
    Space available for UMB: c0000-ee800, f0000-f2520                             
    Returned 253952 bytes of ZoneHigh                                             
    e820 map has 7 items:                                                         
      0: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 = 1 RAM                               
      1: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 = 2 RESERVED                         
      2: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 = 2 RESERVED                         
      3: 0000000000100000 - 00000000df14e000 = 1 RAM                               
      4: 00000000df14e000 - 00000000e0000000 = 2 RESERVED                         
      5: 00000000f8000000 - 00000000f9000000 = 2 RESERVED                         
      6: 0000000100000000 - 000000011f000000 = 1 RAM                               
    enter handle_19:                                                               
    Booting from Hard Disk...                                                     
    Booting from 0000:7c00

    I have 1 image <nano 1gb="">That gives me the choice on the bootup:

    Booting from Hard Disk...
    1 PfSense
    2 PfSense

    I select either, and I get '/' (it used to spin when I was doing this on a 386board.

    I'm at a loss as to what i'm doing wrong and would really  like some guidance. 
    Does it matter size of Flash Drive?  I'm using a 2gb USB Flash...

    What I'm doing:
    Plug Jump Drive in.
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb
    let that run
    dd if=/Pfsenseimagetoburn of=/dev/sdb bs=16k

    I know the writting of zero's is not nescassary....</nano>

  • Rebel Alliance Netgate Administrator

    Issue is resolved.

    It was user error…..Make sure your connection speed is 9600 and not the apu default.