[Soekris] pfSense on Soekris 6501?
michael.sperber at active-group.de
Wed Jan 4 07:37:35 UTC 2012
Jim Pingle <lists at pingle.org> writes:
> On 1/3/2012 2:45 AM, Michael Sperber wrote:
>> 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.
> Is the LBA constant or random?
> Have you tried the "safe mode" boot option?
No. I wasn't aware that did anything with the drivers - I'll try that
when I'm back in the office.
> For there I was mainly wondering if that option helped booting from the
> mSATA at all, not if it was booting from USB. If there was some kind of
> timing issue waiting for the disk to "settle" in some way, that delay
> might help.
Ah, OK. I'll try that, too, when I'm back in the office.
> There could be some issues with the FreeBSD version on pfSense 2.0.x
> (FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE) and the mSATA card/controller, hard to really say
> for sure. It looks like someone else had the same kind of issue (
> ) but I didn't see a real resolution in that thread.
Yup, that looks exactly like what I experienced, except I always reach
one timeout that the box doesn't recover from.
> Have you tried a FreeBSD install on that mSATA card? Might be
> interesting to see if 8.1 had the same issues, and if 8.2 or 9.0 might
> behave better.
You mean a full install rather than NanoBSD? As I said, NanoBSD 9.0
runs fine. (Which is why I'm hoping pfSense 2.1 mix address my issues.)
> We're working on getting the pfSense 2.1 builds going on FreeBSD 9 but
> have some other projects taking priority there. Once we get snapshots
> going on that line it would definitely be worth trying, but that will be
> a few weeks.
OK, that's good to know. Thanks for your efforts! (And pfSense *is*
the coolest thing since sliced bread!)
Cheers =8-} Mike
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