[Soekris] pfSense on Soekris 6501?
michael.sperber at active-group.de
Tue Jan 3 07:45:30 UTC 2012
Thanks for looking at this!
Jim Pingle <lists at pingle.org> writes:
> On 12/20/2011 2:42 AM, michael.sperber at active-group.de wrote:
>> I'm trying to get pfSense working on a 6501 with a Transcend mSATA
>> SSD. Unfortunately, at boot, I get read timeouts on the SSD when it
>> tries to mount the root filesystem. The SSD seems fine under Linux and
>> under NanoBSD 9.0-RC3, so it may be a driver problem. Any suggestions
>> on making this work would be much appreciated!
> What exactly does the mountroot error screen look like?
I get a bunch of messages like so:
TIMEOUT - READ retrying (1 retry left) LBA=xxxx
Finally one goes
TIMEOUT - READ retrying (0 retry left) LBA=xxxx
and then the root mount is aborted.
> How did you get pfSense onto the mSATA drive?
I booted a PLD Linux via netboot and then dd'ed a nanobsd pfSense image
onto the SSD. (Exactly the same procedure I used for installing plain
vanilla NanoBSD, which worked just fine.)
> If you installed on another box and moved, you'll probably have to
> manually specify the right root slice, then once it's booted, edit fstab.
No, that's not the problem: As I said, it's trying to read from the
correct slice, but then fails.
> Failing that, have you tried using the boot option that says "Boot
> pfSense using USB device"?
I can boot pfSense off a USB stick (even though only the third USB stick
we tried did actually work), if that's what you mean (which does require
setting kern.cam.boot_delay) - but that seems at best a temporary
substitute for running it off the SSD.
Cheers =8-} Mike
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