Hanging after install and problem with GUI



  • Hi

    I've just installed a new VM that only has a single network card for WAN, and I encountered a weird issue.

    It installed fine, went through the first interface setup, I selected it, then went to the menu.

    I selected option 2 to select an ip, I did manual, and then I misread the assign a gateway ip. I didn't do one as the last line said about LAN and I misread.

    After about 20 seconds, the machine started to go really slow… then it pretty much just froze.

    I rebooted the machine and the same thing happened - I rebooted and went out the room, I got back a few minutes later and it was just unusable and unresponsive.

    Anyway, I rebooted, selected option 2 straight away, added the gateway, and it didn't freeze - everything worked.

    I then logged on to the GUI for the first time, and, I couldn't complete it as it kept asking me for a LAN ip. I even tried DHCP as per instruction, but, it just wouldn't let me progress any further. (see attachment)

    Did I do something wrong?
    ![pfsense dhcp.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/pfsense dhcp.jpg)
    ![pfsense dhcp.jpg_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/pfsense dhcp.jpg_thumb)



  • If you have only one interface it should be assigned to WAN. pfSense need a WAN interface.
    If it has a WAN but no other interface there is no problem completing the initialization setup.



  • @viragomann:

    If you have only one interface it should be assigned to WAN. pfSense need a WAN interface.
    If it has a WAN but no other interface there is no problem completing the initialization setup.

    Please look at the screenshot - I did only have one WAN interface, but, it kept asking me for LAN settings in the GUI and I couldn't get past that stage…



  • You can skip the wizard by clicking on the pfSense logo…



  • Thanks, I didn't know that! :)

    Anyway, that aside, it is frozen again…

    I've done a brand new install, new VM - I leave it idle after installing and so it is at the first screen where it says "Do you want to set up VLANs now [y|n]?", and, I just left it.

    I came back a few minutes later and the machine is just frozen.

    Does anyone know why? This is just a standard new ESX 5.5 VM on freebsd 64 base / 1 core / 1GB memory / 8GB hard drive. I can't think of anything out of the ordinary.


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