• Is there a way to manually install pfSense, or at least install /boot in a separate partition? I've been trying to get a 120GB SATA HDD to work for a couple days, but it sticks. I then threw in an 80GB. Same thing. Then I found an old 40GB SATA and tried it. Worked perfectly.

    I came to the assumption that the board I'm using, an Intel SE7520BD2, does not like a boot SATA disk >64GB. Strange, I know. So my idea was to create a 512MB /boot slice in it's own partition at the beginning of the disk. Once it loads the kernel, it would boot from the main partition.

  • Choose the custom install option and define a / partition that's smaller than 64 GB (probably put the rest on /usr/).