Pfsense wont boot with LAN chip (rt8111e) enabled
LeftysRule22 last edited by
Hello, total newbie here.
I'm trying to get pfsense running on some via nano hardware. While booting from memstick, it would hang at:
IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
boot -v revealed:
hpt27xx: no controller detected.
hptrr:no controller detected.
hptnr: no controller detected.
So after some fiddling, I found that disabling the LAN chip in BIOS would allow the boot to continue. I proceeded to install to a 60gb sandisk SSD.
With the LAN chip disabled, I can now get to the VLAN setup screen booting from the SSD. Obviously I can't set it up with the controller turned off.
I enabled the LAN controller and now I'm back to the same IPsec hang. Also, oddly, now my usb keyboard doesn't respond when booting from the SSD so I can't boot -v anymore and verify the hpt27xx, hptrr, and hptnr (works once booted, but doesn't before boot regardless of LAN controller state).
I plan on using a dual intel nic card but wanted to get to know pfsense some more while I wait on fedEx. Anyone have any idea why the LAN controller is giving me trouble?