How to install pfsense

  • Hi,

    I am new to pfsense.I want step by step guide to download and install pfsense.I have tried couple of time in standalone system but its not detecting my both lan card.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    And what system are you trying to install it on?  What is the hardware?  What are the nics?

  • A step by step guide won't help you if your hardware isn't supported.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Instructions are pretty simple

    Download pfsense image.

    Boot image

    Following bouncing ball instructions


    Not really sure what other details anyone would need?  If pfsense takes you more than like 5 minutes to get running out of the box your doing it wrong ;)  Prob take you longer to burn the image to optical media than the actual install.

  • We are using following hardware.

    Intel Core 2 Due
    4 GB RAM
    160 GB HDD

    Getting following error–
    If you have invalid mount options, reboot, and first try the following from
    the loader prompt:

    set vfs.root.mountfrom.options=rw

    and then remove invalid mount options from /etc/fstab.

    Loader variables:

    Manual root filesystem specification:
      <fstype>:<device>  Mount <device>using filesystem <fstype>eg. ufs:/dev/da0s1a
                          eg. cd9660:/dev/acd0
                          This is equivalent to: mount -t cd9660 /dev/acd0 /

    ?                  List valid disk boot devices
      <empty line="">      Abort manual input


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    That is your hardware??  Like asking what car you drive and you say its blue..

    What is the make and model of the motherboard, what is the nics installed?  Is it a Dell or HP?  come on 4 GB of Ram.. Intel Core 2??

    How does that error have anything to do with your nics??

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    And what is the exact file name of the image you downloaded?  What did you write it to?

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