I’m trying to install ipfire on my apu1d4. I’ve already made my installation media from the iso image and a 4GB USB stick.
I followed these instructions (For Linux in my case):
Then I opened the serial console on my machine.
For that I followed these instructions (For Linux in my case):
I can properly see the machine booting as far as the BIOS and POST happening after that the serial consoles output becomes unreadable.
Here is a screenshot of the issue:
Thank you in advance for any help with this issue.
You have to properly configure the serial console program you are using:
Baud: 115200 ← most important
Data Bits: 8
Parity Bit: No
Stop Bit: 1
For linux console, see this tutorial.
I believe I have the correct settings in my serial console program.
Here’s the command I’m using after I connect the serial adapter.
sudo screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200
I’m checking out that link as well.
sudo screen -t 'ttyUSB0 115200 8n1' /dev/ttyUSB0 115200,-ixoff,-ixon
I tried it and I still have the same result. I did notice with both my first command and the one you posted. I can see isolinux 6.04 but nothing else.
Other times I’ve used the serial console with this machine I haven’t had any problems. Systems such as smoothwall/pfsense/opnsense etc all work fine with either minicom or screen. It just seems to be centered around ipfire.
I have used both apu1 and 2 with the null modem usb adapter sold by PCEngines (on a macos serial console) and never had any problem.
which image did you download?
the iso is correct. I would check the sha256 to make sure there was no error in the download and try to flash again on a different usb stick the image
I checked the sha256sum right after I downloaded it and it matched. Could the flash image help in this case or is that for media that can’t withstand many writes?
I will try another usb stick then.
If you start your apu1 machine without any media, do you see the firmware prompt?
Yes I do see the BIOS it then loads the OS I have installed. I currently have pfsense ce 2.5.2 loaded on it and I installed that via a USB stick and serial console just fine. I even used the same USB stick I’m using for ipfire right now and I didn’t have this issue.
Then it mast be the install media, as the ISO I am pretty sure is working.
I will add that this USB stick with ipfire on it boots in my x86_64 laptop just fine. So I definitely think it is serial related.
Just in case, a different, older ISO? Could be a bug? Last time I installed from an ISO on my apu2 was a couple of years ago.
I checked, last time I installed successfully IPFire on my APU2 was core 158. Maybe you can try with that one?
Edit: added link to the iso
Alright I’ll give that a try and see. Thanks.
The version I installed on my APU2 was 161.
I just checked. isolinux.cfg contains the baudrate setting to 115200. So it just work for you also.