Nanobsd config loaded into full install. Bad idea?



  • I am thinking of switching from a nanobsd install to the full install.

    Should I load only select sections?
    Perhaps avoid loading sections of the config that include nanobsd-related settings?

    I am switching because my bios and my Compact Flash card do not get along. DMA related problem. I should have got an industrial CF card, according to my research. Regardless, I get ~400KByte/sec read/write from the CF, soooo… not great. :)


  • Banned

    Works just fine.



  • From my experience, Apacer industrial CF cards work perfectly with pfSense in motherboards which require such.



  • @robi:

    From my experience, Apacer industrial CF cards work perfectly with pfSense in motherboards which require such.

    No DMA weirdness?

    I already have some 40GB laptop HDDs, which I assume use less power than 3.5" HDDs, so I think I may switch to them. The adapters were like $9 on Amazon, so why not? :) I will miss the extreme quietness of the CF setup though.

    My PC only suports PATA, if that matters.



  • None.

    I specifically tried some regular Kingston CF cards which had DMA errors on that motherboard. I moved to Apacer Industrials, and problems gone.
    Note also, that it also happened the other was around with some other motherboards too, pfSense would not boot from Apacer Industrial CF cards, but works just fine with regular Kingston and other chinese no-name brand CF cards.

    Also noticed that when used with passive CF-IDE adapters with Windows, Apacer Industrials are detected a fixed disks (like regular PATA hard disks), while Kingstons and friends were detected as removable disks. Perhaps that's the difference between them, in the CF card's firmware.


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