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Offline begbert

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"CPU doesn't support long mode" on a Soekris 4801
« on: March 30, 2012, 09:12:53 am »
http://pastebin.com/yfAFgnnD

When trying to boot pfSense-2.0.1-RELEASE-4g-i386-nanobsd.img.gz I get the following:
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Booting [/boot/kernel/kernel]...
CPU doesn't support long mode

Does pfSense not support i586 processors?  If it does, what's the deal then?

Edit: Copy/pasted the wrong release initially.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2012, 09:40:38 am by begbert »

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Re: "CPU doesn't support long mode" on a Soekris 4801
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 09:24:53 am »
You're trying to boot a 64-bit image.
I can break anything.

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Re: "CPU doesn't support long mode" on a Soekris 4801
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 09:26:48 am »
You are trying to run the 64-bit kernel on a processor which doesn't support the 64-bit instructions. You should be trying to install a kernel for the 32-bit instruction set, for example, pfSense-2.0.1-RELEASE-4g-i386-nanobsd.img.gz

amd64 in the name indicates its for "newer" CPUs supporting the 64-bit instruction set; i386 in the name indicates its for "older" and "low-end" CPUs which don't support the 64-bit instruction set.

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Re: "CPU doesn't support long mode" on a Soekris 4801
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 09:39:45 am »
Copy pasted the wrong thing. Definitely flashed the i386:



Edit: I just noticed the console output says it's trying to boot AMD64.  I was pretty sure I flashed i386.  I'll redownload and reflash it, thanks.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2012, 09:46:04 am by begbert »

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Re: "CPU doesn't support long mode" on a Soekris 4801
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 05:05:37 pm »
Did you notice the output you posted shows an incomplete copy to the output device?

Maybe it is broken and you need a new flash drive.