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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2010, 06:12:40 am »
Every other file distributed by pfSense is gzip compressed. It shouldn't be any harder to decompress than any other image.

In many cases you can get around that by right-clicking the link and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" (whatever the browser has) instead of just opening the link normally.

Solved by doin this. :) totally missed that comment.

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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2010, 09:52:32 am »
hey guys i tried both dd and windiskimager, they write the image to the pendrive but at the moment to boot from it doesnt work :(.....any tips? thx

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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2010, 10:01:37 am »
Did you try downloading the link in a different browser? Or right clicking the link and choosing "Save Link As"?
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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2010, 11:13:45 am »
yes i did that way too,i tried another pen too,no luck,when dd or diskimager finish i try to access to the pendrive and  i say that isnt formated,is that normal?

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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2010, 11:21:57 am »
That is normal. Windows won't see the partition, because Windows doesn't understand FreeBSD's file system (ufs2)
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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2010, 08:35:16 am »
oh yeah,my bad,but i cant boot from the pen yet :(

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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2010, 09:22:42 am »
It may be your BIOS. I have encountered many systems over the years that would either not boot from USB, or would only do so unreliably.
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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2010, 11:28:46 am »
well i tried other SO and the boot from the USB works....

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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2010, 01:33:14 pm »
Every other file distributed by pfSense is gzip compressed. It shouldn't be any harder to decompress than any other image.
I have seen pfSense-memstick-2.0-BETA4-20101121-1828.img.gz from snapshot repo, please confirm how can be pfsense 2 installed from usb stick please.

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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2010, 01:34:13 pm »
decompress the file, and write it to a USB stick, same as any other.
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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2010, 01:42:56 pm »
Hi!

i've noticed that there are pfsense 2.0 img files from snapshot server, does this mean that we only have to do de "dd" step to install pfsense 2.0 in a usb stick and then run the setup from it?

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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2010, 01:44:07 pm »
Yes, dd the decompressed image (or gzip ... | dd, check the directions for embedded images on the doc wiki) and then boot from the USB stick.
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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2010, 01:44:45 pm »
thanks jimp, sorry for the repeated post.

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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2011, 12:50:38 pm »
Got the image installed on my USB drive however the boot hangs at the following.

GEOM: da0: geometry does not match the label (16h, 63s != 255h,63s)
GEOM: da0: media size does not match the label.

EDIT: Selected Option 3 to boot from usb device on startup and issue resolved.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2011, 12:55:36 pm by SpankIt »

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Re: Install from USB drive (working)
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2011, 10:49:47 am »
I've tried  gzip -d  then DD on the memstick 2.0.img, the 2.0 Nanobsd.img, as well as the usbinstall.img from farther up and I keep getting "no bootable partition on table." i've also tried multiple usb sticks with no luck... any suggestions?... I've never installed pfsense and trying to go with a usb drive to not have to buy a CDrom.... any help would be much appreciated. 

Here is the process I went through:

C:\MakeUSB>gzip pfSense-memstick-2.0-RC1-i386-20110226-1530.img -d

C:\MakeUSB>dd if=pfSense-memstick-2.0-RC1-i386-20110226-1530.img of=\\.\d: bs=1k

rawwrite dd for windows version 0.5.
Written by John Newbigin <jn@it.swin.edu.au>
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-Tried it on machine and got the "no bootable partition on table"


C:\MakeUSB>gzip pfSense-1.2.3-RELEASE-2g-nanobsd.img -d

C:\MakeUSB>gzip pfSense-2.0-RC1-512mb-i386-20110226-1633-nanobsd.img -d

C:\MakeUSB>dd if=pfSense-2.0-RC1-512mb-i386-20110226-1633-nanobsd.img of=\\.\d:
bs=1k
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.5.
Written by John Newbigin <jn@it.swin.edu.au>
This program is covered by the GPL.  See copying.txt for details
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C:\MakeUSB>


-Tried it on machine and got the "no bootable partition on table"

same for usbinstall.