On the page:http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Boot_TroubleshootingIn section:
Booting from USBChanges:
Revise lead to discuss CD/DVD drives, and USB flash media.
There are two additional boot options that should be included, discussed in this thread:http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,32017.15.html
Also, flash memory USB devices need the filesystem set to read/write to make changes, so add a link to that article.
I don't know how much linux experts think should be documented in articles. The learning curve of CLI linux is very steep. How much is the end-user expected to know, to accomplish what an article recommends?
(It doesn't look like nano/pico is available so there's "echo foo >> bar" or vi. Ack, thppt.)Revised text:
If the boot stops with a mountroot error while booting off the live CD (usually with USB CD/DVD drives) or when using a USB flash memory device, escape to the loader prompt and run the following:
- On version 2.0 this is on the boot menu - option #3 to boot from USB devices.
At which point the boot will continue normally and you can proceed with normal installation. These settings are not saved.
If running permanently from a writable USB device that requires this delay, edit /boot/loader.conf.local and insert the following lines:
The settings in /boot/loader.conf.local will be retained during an upgrade.
The boot options of CD/DVD media cannot be modified live in this manner. A revised ISO would need to be created with these changes added, and a new CD/DVD created.