ALIX to SG-4860 - b0rked
ianr last edited by
Migrating config from ALIX 2D3 to SG4860 failed. Unit is now non-responsive. HELP!
I've been running pretty happily on an ALIX-2D3 for probably 4 or more years now. Seldom had any issues, save a laggy interface. Enter this summer when we finally have 0.5GB+ links available to residential (sadly, Canada seems to be lagging the civilized world for broadband), and my trusty home router ran out of steam. Wanting to future proof for gigabit, I opted to shoot the works, support the pfSense team and bought an SG-4860. Expensive, but I figured it should be no hassle.
backed up my config, hooked my MBP to the LAN of the SG, went through initial config, restore old settings…WHUPS. Error.
So I try powering it off, to restart. No DHCP lease this time (though my restored config should have that). Argh. hit reset to hopefully return to factory. Nope. No change. I have tried to connect to the console (in 2015, why isn't this microUSB?!). Boot process seems to hang after the "Welcome to pfSense" screen. Single user or Multi-User seems to make no difference. The last sign of life is show below.
"/boot/kernel/kernel text=0x1223df0 data=0x881ac0+0x3576a0 syms=[0x8+0x16f038+0x8
While I'm not keen to reenter all of my settings, I would rather do that than sit here with a (very expensive) paperweight. Does anyone know how to take this to the out-of-the-box state so that I can start again? Or even how I can get the console to work so that I can do some hands-on repair of the failed import? I am reasonably *nix fluent once I have an interactive login.
Thanks in advance!
cmb last edited by
Guessing your ALIX config probably had 38400 for the baud rate (or something other than 115200), check your ALIX config backup in a text editor for the baud rate and change your console to match that. It's probably at an interface mismatch prompt on the serial console at a different baud.