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Date:      Tue, 5 Apr 2011 11:05:19 -0700
From:      Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
To:        Arthur Chance <freebsd@qeng-ho.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: remaining goal.. .
Message-ID:  <20110405180519.GA27662@thought.org>
In-Reply-To: <4D9AF219.1030105@qeng-ho.org>
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On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 11:42:33AM +0100, Arthur Chance wrote:
> On 04/05/11 00:39, Gary Kline wrote:
> >On Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 03:39:19PM -0700, David Brodbeck wrote:
> >>On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Gary Kline<kline@thought.org>  wrote:
> >>>        simply that i'm looking for somebody  who know how to transfer pfsense
> >>>        from a standalone system to this kit.
> >>
> >>I would suggest using Diagnostics/Backup/restore on the current system
> >>to save a copy of the configuration in a .xml file.
> >
> >	Done.  in fact i have two copies.
> >
> >>Then install pfSense on the new machine by whatever means are
> >>available -- I think the current two options are bootable CD-R and
> >>bootable USB stick, but there may be others for embedded systems  --
> >>I'm not familiar with those.
> >
> >
> >	That is axactly my problem.  This is a tiny 4watt kit type
> >	deal, all solid state with with memory that requires some
> >	special kind of burner.  [I have the latest pfSense tarball
> >	and my .xml restore/update file.  ... so, software side, i'm
> >	all set.]
> 
> I use pfSense, but my system (based on an Alix 2D3 board) has a
> compact flash drive, so I simply dd the disk image onto the CF card
> on my normal FBSD box, and plug it into the Alix, which is the usual
> way of deploying embedded pfSense. What hardware are you using? Does
> it have any CF or SD card capability, or maybe a USB port?


	It is a Alix 601 board with 1G of CF flash.  But according to my
	hardware friend, it will take a CF burner of some kind.  I'm
	sure the kit has the right ports and I have the right sized
	pfSense image....  for me , it's messing with plugging things
	together and figuring out which cables go where.  That's where
	i'm in the dark. ...be nice if i could do without theis
	"burner"... 
> 

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