[pfSense] Soekris 6501 installation question
rguerra at privaterra.org
Wed Jan 25 20:47:42 EST 2012
I've managed to successfully get pfSense installed, configured and running on a Soekris 6501.
It took a while to collect all the required information needed, but the device is now up and running :)
I haven't yet written up a proper blog post to describe the setup, however I have put together a collection of a draft set of notes, tips and references that might be useful to others. The PDF document is available at the following URL.
Do feel free to send in any comments, suggestions and/or questions.
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Email: rguerra at privaterra.org
On 2012-01-25, at 8:42 PM, Jim Pingle wrote:
>>> On 1/23/2012 2:33 PM, David Miller wrote:
>>>> On 1/23/12 1:52 PM, Jim Pingle wrote:
>>>> Can memsticks be used as the flash drive to run a pfsense instance on a
>>>> soekris, or do I need to use that to install to another type of flash on
>>>> the system?
>>> Yes, but you should really be using NanoBSD if you choose that path.
>>> Flash is way too short-lived to survive long with a full install for
>>> extended periods.
>> Whiteboard level overview: Is there an easy way to install the nano image on the internal flash card in a soekris? I don't have the right pieces to dd to the internal flash outside of the soekris; Can I boot off the memstick and scp a nano image onto flash?
> You can boot the serial memstick (I updated it today for a customer so
> it's actually even more geared toward running on the 6501), let it boot
> all the way so it's on the network, then fetch the nanobsd image and
> write it out from there (may take some fiddling, don't have the syntax
> The serial memstick is now also set to still use the serial console
> post-install, and it also defaults to em0 for wan, em1 for lan. Still
> best to pick the embedded kernel during install. It's still SMP-capable,
> but also set for the serial console.
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