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Feedback on Installing and Upgrading — Writing Disk Images

Added by Paighton Bisconer over 2 years ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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References
Target version:
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Start date:
09/12/2019
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100%

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Description

Page: https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/install/write-memstick.html

Feedback:
I believe the majority of support recommends https://etcher.io now https://www.balena.io/etcher/ as the preferred utility to write pfSense images. This has been a pretty foolproof tool for us to verify the issue is not LAYER8 between the image and the USB.

I would like to see a section for Etcher added, preferably near the top as it has been the most reliable tool I've used while sending out reinstall instructions. If anything is needed to get this added let me know.

Thanks
-PB

Actions #1

Updated by Jared Dillard almost 2 years ago

If you could provide a short write-up, similar to the others, I can put it in place.

Actions #2

Updated by Jared Dillard almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Jim Pingle to Paighton Bisconer
Actions #3

Updated by Jim Pingle over 1 year ago

  • Category set to References
Actions #4

Updated by Jim Pingle over 1 year ago

  • Description updated (diff)
Actions #5

Updated by Jim Pingle 4 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to New
Actions #6

Updated by Jim Pingle 3 months ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee changed from Paighton Bisconer to Jim Pingle

I've already been working on this

Actions #7

Updated by Jim Pingle 3 months ago

Step 1: I updated the main shared reference doc with info on Etcher and made other updates as well

https://gitlab.netgate.com/docs/netgate-docs/-/commit/2ad2160828a526a8cedcbb39f92730a92bead051

https://docs.netgate.com/reference/create-flash-media.html

Next, I'll update the copy in the pfSense docs repository with some basic info on Etcher and point to the main reference doc for more info. The less duplicated text we have the better.

Actions #8

Updated by Jim Pingle 3 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Step 2: I replaced the info in the pfSense docs with just the Etcher info, and linked to the main reference doc for additional information. This keeps the basic info in the docs so it shows up in the eBook formats (PDF, ePub, etc) but lets users seek out additional info online when necessary.

https://gitlab.netgate.com/docs/pfSense-docs/-/commit/cdebd30b3f5b8b8db535dcc12ad6714350617c78

https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/install/write-memstick.html

Actions #9

Updated by Jim Pingle about 2 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
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