[pfSense] Soekris 6501 installation question
mdh at sykotik.org
Fri Jan 20 20:19:42 EST 2012
David Miller wrote:
> I just took delivery on a shiny new Soekris 6501. I'm trying to install pfsense on it. I've installed from CD on several servers, but this is my first time with a diskless machine.
> I have a serial port converter on a macbook pro, and can bring up the soekris to a monitor prompt.
> I have a 16 GB USB drive mounted inside the case. I'd like to install pfsense on this drive.
> I copied pfSense-memstick-2.0.1-RELEASE-i386.img to the drive with dd if=pfSense-memstick-2.0.1-RELEASE-i386.img of=/dev/disk4 bs=16k as it suggested in http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/HOWTO_Install_pfSense.
> The system starts up OK, I hit return to boot, and it APPEARS to go through a boot process. The screen display is confused, with the 'spinning' cursor wandering all over my terminal emulator. Worse, letters go across the screen but are immediately blanked out. What term emulator do I need to be? I've tried xterm and xterm-color.
Probably vt100 or somesuch, for serial. xterm supports a lot of things
that most serial consoles do not.
More information about the List