Problem accessing other partitions/disks



  • I installed pfsense a while back and left some space on the hard drive for use later. I wanted it for dumping packet captures. Now that I'm getting around to implementing that feature, I can't figure out how to access my free space. The only partition my install sees is a 50GB for / and 4GB for SWAP according to the web interface. I'm new to FreeBSD/Unix and I'm getting aggravated because everything I find online won't work on pfsense apparently. Man pages aren't installed and sysinstall isn't there for me to install man pages. I'm really clueless on how to do anything outside of the web interface.

    I tried fdisk and was able to find that I'm using disk ad4 partition 1 and all other partitions are unused. Here's the info for partition 1 I found:

    sysid 165 (0xa5),(FreeBSD/NetBSD/386BSD)
        start 63, size 117231345 (57241 Meg), flag 80 (active)
            beg: cyl 0/ head 1/ sector 1;
            end: cyl 588/ head 15/ sector 63



  • I'm a bit clueless on FreeBSD too but Google turns up a lot if you look for:

    freebsd creating a partition

    freebsd mounting a partition

    Just SSH in from a terminal or use the console, option 8 Shell to get a command line.


  • Netgate

    ~~2.1 or 2.2?

    Backup your config (!)

    What does gpart show say?~~

    Nah.  You know what.  I'm not even going to get involved in this.  You should probably back up your config, reinstall fresh, and limit yourself to what's available partitioning wise in the pfSense installer else you'll end up with something unsupported and it'll end up blowing up.