Hanging on Boot



  • Hi,

    I'm trying to get PFSense Running on a asus RS100-X5/PI2, and im encountering an issue,

    I used the 64bit 2.2.3 memstick image for the installer, also here is a picture of the system information in the bios

    Any thoughts?


  • Banned

    Somehow you failed to describe the issue.



  • What pfSense version ?
    You booted from what ?

    Thoughts are created after seeing info.



  • @doktornotor:

    Somehow you failed to describe the issue.

    It just hangs, when booting, doesnt do anything, can sit there for a couple hours, still doesnt matter.



  • Great.
    We got a writer who doesn't read  :(

    A wild shot: take another device to run PfSEnse on.



  • @Gertjan:

    Great.
    We got a writer who doesn't read  :(

    A wild shot: take another device to run PfSEnse on.

    Sir,

    it clearly states in the first post for the version…
    @vashidu:

    I used the 64bit 2.2.3 memstick image for the installer, also here is a picture of the system information in the bios

    And its booting from a 250GB sata hdd

    also, i have pfsense running on 3 watchguards, i wanted to move away from embedded and now im questioning that.



  • OK, very true, I didn't saw the text line between the 2 BIOS screen images.

    I 'see' possibilities: FreeBSD kernel goes wacko on the hardware
    Or : boot device (device or what on it) isn't good.

    Can you try from starting from other boot material ?


  • Banned

    Looking at the shitty ASUS BIOS screen. This required some special bootloader mode install, last time I tried to recycle similar garbage for pfSense. IIRC, needed to uncheck the "packet mode"…

    https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Boot_Troubleshooting#BIOS.2FDisk_Errors



  • @Gertjan:

    OK, very true, I didn't saw the text line between the 2 BIOS screen images.

    I 'see' possibilities: FreeBSD kernel goes wacko on the hardware
    Or : boot device (device or what on it) isn't good.

    Can you try from starting from other boot material ?

    I booted from the memstick to install, and ive also had freebsd on this box before. I'm going to try one of my bigger sata drives i really didnt want to use on this project, but if i must.



  • By boot material I meant : change memstick t CD image (if you can get a CD reader hooked up).

    The moment the booting blows up is when the kernel (FreeBSD) is loading i memory. I guess your hard drive isn't even touched at that moment. I guess your boot device (the stick) is the problem - or the USB support ….



  • I seem to have the same issue with 2.2.3 vga amd x64 trying to install from usb. Hangs at boot like shown by OP. Hardware was running 2.1.x installed from the same usb-stick, installed last year. online-upgrades worked for me, until the upgrade to 2.2.3, introducing a captive portal port issue. After this tried to fresh install 2.2.3: hangs at boot. Tried the kernel option to circumvent the ACPI issue, at no avail. Fortunately I made a disk image, so could image it back to the last working image.



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  • Three years ago - you just resurrected a three ( 3 !) years old thread, FreeBSD 11.2 didn't exist.

    This thread isn't about FreeBSD 11.2 and taks about an ancient pfSense version 2.2.3.

    Admin's: please lock this thread.


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