Fitlet-xa10-lan and pfSense 2.3 hang

  • Hello All,

    I am attempting to install pfSense on a fitlet xa-10-lan to replace my firewall. I have put 8GB Crucial memory and an mSATA SSD into it. However pfSense hangs before I can install the bits onto the SSD.

    This is a 64-bit "Full" (not "Embedded") install of pfSense 2.3. And I am installing from usb stick, so the image is "Memstick Serial".

    I have connected only one of the ethernet ports (leaving the other 3 ports alone). I thought this might be a problem but according some anecdotes on the web, pfSense supports installation with one port connected.

    The last three lines on the console look like below -

    Timecounter "TSC" frequency 1197778281 Hz quality 1000
    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ufs/pfSense [ro]…
    igb3: link state changed to UP

    After this the fitlet just hangs. I have tried turning on the verbose mode but did not gain any additional insight about my issue.

    Any ideas about what might be going wrong ? How can I install pfSense on this hardware ?

  • I am able to install pfSense now. The installer is accessible when one goes through serial console.

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