"grep: /cf/conf/config.xml no such file or directory" pfSense 2.2.6



  • Hi all.

    I've run into an issue installing 2.2.6 on my WatchGaurd X1250e. I'm aware of the ata mode fix, which I enter at boot up, but when the device boots up, immediately after the Welcome to pfSense screen, while it attempts to create the symlinks it says "grep: /cf/conf/config.xml no such file or directory". It then repeats "[: : bad number" for a good number of lines. I've attached the imgur album with the errors.

    Imgur Album: [url=http://imgur.com/a/JxXi1]http://imgur.com/a/JxXi1

    Thanks for any help.



  • Should I cross post this to the software support forum?



  • Try reflashing your CF card.



  • I've tried that a number of times, but thanks for the tip.



  • You're probably flashing the wrong image, the upgrade one rather than the full one.



  • Should I be flashing the upgrade or the full?



  • I'd say, try with a full image.
    Also double-check the size of it.
    Maybe you could just try with another (brand type) card.



  • I did think it might be the card, but this card has worked for 2.1. I'll try the full when I get home; if that doesn't work, I'll see about getting a second card to test with.

    Thanks for the help.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    I agree with cmb, it looks like you wrote out an upgrade image and not a full nanobsd image. So it doesn't have both OS slices and it's missing the config slice.

    When decompressed, the 4GB full image should be ~4GB total. If you check the one you have, it's likely only half the size it should be.

    That, or try a new card.



  • @jimp:

    I agree with cmb, it looks like you wrote out an upgrade image and not a full nanobsd image. So it doesn't have both OS slices and it's missing the config slice.

    When decompressed, the 4GB full image should be ~4GB total. If you check the one you have, it's likely only half the size it should be.

    That, or try a new card.

    That was it. I'm a dum.



  • That was it. I'm a dum.

    Not at all, you're like many of us here: learning in the real world by doing  ;)

    One little thing that can help others: update the title in your first post to include "[Solved]"

    Glad you got it working…..