PfSense on Alix2d13 - Boot error



  • Dear all,

    I have downloaded the following image: pfSense-2.2.2-RELEASE-4g-i386-nanobsd.img, and copied on my 4GB CF.

    Unfortunately when I try to boot the frist time I receive this error: "Mounting from ufs:/dev/ufs/pfsense0 failed with error 19."

    I think I have found the solution here: https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Boot_Troubleshooting#NanoBSD_on_Newer_Hardware

    But I cannot get the "loader prompt".
    "After the F1/F2 prompt and the kernel loads, press space to get a loader prompt." it does not work…

    PC Engines ALIX.2 v0.99h
    640 KB Base Memory
    261120 KB Extended Memory
    
    01F0 Master 044A CF Card
    Phys C/H/S 7314/16/63 Log C/H/S 914/128/63
    
    1  pfSense
    2  pfSense
    
    F6 PXE
    Boot:  1
    /boot/config: -h
    Consoles: serial port
    BIOS drive C: is disk0
    BIOS 640kB/261120kB available memory
    
    FreeBSD/x86 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
    (root@pfs22-i386-builder, Mon Apr 13 20:28:31 CDT 2015)
    Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf
    /boot/kernel/kernel text=0x11fb1a7 data=0x832e48+0x279e60 syms=[0x4+0xf3a10+0x4+0x16bd76]
    
    Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.
    Booting [/boot/kernel/kernel]...
    

    I'm using putty… any idea/suggestions on how I can get the prompt please?
    Thank you
    dk


  • Banned

    You do not need any prompt. This works out of the box. Try some other tools to write a working image on the CF.



  • Thank you for your reply…

    I just did

    # gzip -d pfSense-2.2.2-RELEASE-4g-i386-nanobsd.img.gz
    # dd if=./pfSense-2.2.2-RELEASE-4g-i386-nanobsd.img of=/dev/sdc bs=1M
    

    where sdc is my CF…

    Anything wrong?

    EDIT: I try with a smaller image



  • Solved using a 2GB image.

    Is there a way to expand the partition? it seems pfsense believes my CF is 2GB only…


  • Banned

    Expand? No, not really. (Also, there are two system slices you can switch between.)


  • Netgate Administrator

    Yeah. there's no practical way to expand the image. It's possibe to create another slice in the remaiing space and use it for something but I wouldn't recommend it. Are you running out of space?
    I usually run the 1GB image simply because it writes to the card faster.
    That's a curious error though, I thought the images were now small enough for even the most optimistic definition of 4GB! What card do you have?

    Steve


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