[Soekris] Installing pfSense onto a SSD equipped with a USB Aux Port.
coletti at mbari.org
Mon May 4 21:39:35 UTC 2009
[CROSSPOST FROM: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,16027.0.html]
I was pleasantly surprised that the GSkill 64GB SSD drive
(FM-25S2S-64GB) I chose to use with a Soekris net5501 was recognized as
a USB drive by the pfSense installer (option 99).
While I powered the drive via the Soekris I attached its USB 2.0 port to
my desktop machine and then booted the pfSense CD.
After the installer completed I connected the drive to the SATA
interface on the Soekris and powered it back up.
The boot and swap partitions were not initially found but a simple
change to the fstab entries (listed below) fixed that. OK, I made that
sound a lot less frustrating than it actually was!
$ more /etc/fstab
# Device Mountpoint FStype Options Dump Pass#
/dev/ad1s1a / ufs rw 1 1
/dev/ad1s1b none swap sw 0 0
After that it booted without any problem and everything has been running
fine ever since.
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