NICs not detected after HDD install



  • hello,

    i apologize if this has already been answered elsewhere.

    i have a problem with an Asus 1u server.  when i boot from the LiveCD, pfSense detects the PCI-Express Intel NICs.  After I 99 Install to IDE hard drive, pfSense doesnt detect them.  any ideas?

    Also, is pfSense compatible with Serial-ATA hard drives?  i've tried installing on serial-ata hard drives & the 99 install completes just fine.  But after rebooting, pfSense or FreeBSd gets got in a loop, continuously scrolling some messages on screen.  i can't tell what messages because it goes by too fast.

    thanks



  • For the NIC issue, try picking the multi-processor kernel when installing.
    SATA drives should be OK. Check here for common problems:
    http://devwiki.pfsense.org/wikka.php?wakka=BootTroubleShooting



  • thanks for info.  we definitely try it & let you know what happens.



  • The processor has only 1 core.



  • You can still run the SMP kernel on a single processor system. I'm suggesting it because there are certain hardware combinations that don't run properly on the UP kernel…



  • UPDATE:  I managed to install pfSense & have it detect the integrated NICs.

    Install pfSense 1.3 Alpha Alpha with SMP Kernel as suggested by dotdash.

    However, the install did not detect the Intel PCI-e NICs.  This could be related to the riser card.

    thanks for your assistance dotdash!



  • Also, is pfSense compatible with Serial-ATA hard drives?  i've tried installing on serial-ata hard drives & the 99 install completes just fine.  But after rebooting, pfSense or FreeBSd gets got in a loop, continuously scrolling some messages on screen.  i can't tell what messages because it goes by too fast.

    They are supported but this issue is caused by FreeBSD 6, only happen on some chipset/motheboards combination it is fixed on 6.3 and better.


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