Continuous reboot



  • After storms and a power outage last night, pfSense is continuously rebooting. From what I googled, it may point to a hardware issue.

    I just want to post here to confirm before I take the next step. Screenshot below. After that a bunch of text scrolls by very fast. The last thing I see is "disabling APM on /dev/ad7 and then the "Welcome to PfSense" screen pops up

    I'm dead in the water here, any help would be super appreciated.



  • If you have done a config backup you should try out to do a fresh install and play back the config backup.



  • @BlueKobold:

    If you have done a config backup you should try out to do a fresh install and play back the config backup.

    Yep, due to time limitations that is what I did. I was running 2.2.6 so I got the old copy of 2.2.6 and reinstalled and then uploaded the backup config.

    Weird though because pfSense is pretty solid, all we had last night was a couple power fluctuations which lead to its death.



  • You happen to catch the beginning of the crash? Recording a video on your phone can be useful in such cases. Hard to say what that could have been.



  • ….all we had last night was a couple power fluctuations which lead to its death.

    Perhaps the file system was corrupted or something else. Nice to hear about that, but I would
    suggest to think about a APC UPS to get sorted for the next power break in your region.


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