Issues booting to instalation media



  • I'm in the process of building a DIY Pfsense box. While waiting on the rest of my parts to arrive I decided to make my installation media so all I needed to do was assemble the box and install. Ive tried the bootable flashdrive and disk both and have had no luck booting. When booting from the disk it hangs on the bootloader screen that lists the drives in the system, i let it sit for around 10 minutes and still nothing, when booting from USB  i get BTX halted,  keep in mind this isnt the system I want to run pf on, I just wanted to make sure my media is correct for when I do my install.
    Using the latest 64bit version of Pfsense
    Current system as follows.

    Intel I7 6700k @ 4.2Ghz
    Asus Maximus VIII Hero with latest bios
    16gb corsair LPX DDR4 ram
    2x Gigabyte GTX 970 (4gb each)
    Storage is all SSD
    No disk drive, using a USB.

    Pfbox

    AMD fx6100 6 core @ 3.3GHz
    MSI 760GMA-P34
    8 GB DDR3 corsair Vengeance
    120GB SSD
    Intel Pro Gigabit dual interface NIC



  • Try twiddling the AHCI options in your BIOS and see if that helps at all.



  • I ended up spinning up a VM to see if i could get it to run on there and it booted fine, not really sure why it wouldnt run on my main system. Hopefully it will run right away when the rest of the hardware comes that i plan to run it on. Thanks for the help!