LiveCD to USB install: ROOT MOUNT ERROR
I'm a complete gnuub to pfSense, so i could use a hand on setting on my first build.
I am running pfSense off USB for the time being I need my HDD in it, and when i get back to my other house after the break, I will be installing my SSD to the box, and making it a permanent install on the SSD (pfSense blows my old DD-WRT routers away).
Anywho…here's the box:
- Dual core 2.8 ghz, 4gig ram, usb controllers are mobo controllers.
- 1 mobo NIC (nvidia nforce _)
- 1 pci-x Dual Lan Intel Server NIC
- I load LiveCd (burnt to CD), and setup WAN, LAN, and can access through browser. HOWEVER,
- Once i do a 99-> Install, i choose custom and put it on my 8gb flash drive. The 8 gig flash will boot partially (i.e., it shows the boot menu, etc), but i get a "Trying to mount root from ufs:" error "ROOT MOUNT ERROR". I've spent countless hours trying to find workarounds, etc, but with no avail. Please advise.
~\ uPDATE /~ I fingered it out…. at the moment, i have to do following:
how i can i add this to the boot loader? i know a little Linux CLI, but have very little FreeBSD CLI under zee belt. _
It's an 8GB USB drive you're booting from yes?
Try selecting option 3, boot from USB, at the initial boot menu. That introduces a delay so that the usb device can initialise before the kernel tries to mount it. If that works then you can make that change permanently by adding:
to the file /boot/loader.conf.local
That file will have to be created. See:
You can do it in one easy step by executing the following line at the Diagnostics: Command Prompt: Command: box
echo 'kern.cam.boot_delay="10000"' >> /boot/loader.conf.local