Boot stuck after enabled the FireWall

After installing the OVA and enable the Firewall and rebooting, the boot stuck on FireHOL.
This because the FireWall want to start before any network configuration.


  • To fix this issue,
  • On the startup screen, lock the countdown by using arrow top or down.


  • type the “e” letter
  • find the line
linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64 root=UUID=68f01ff2-e0b3-4873-b433-c79170e81d8b ro single quiet drm_kms_helper.poll=0 max_loop=256 elevator=noop
  • On the line change the “ro” value to “rw”
  • Add the “init=/bin/bash” value at the end of the line
  • you should have this line:
linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64 root=UUID=68f01ff2-e0b3-4873-b433-c79170e81d8b rw single quiet drm_kms_helper.poll=0 max_loop=256 elevator=noop init=/bin/bash



  • After editing this line type “F10″ key
  • You will enter into a minimal shell
  • Just run the command “rm /etc/init.d/firehol” and type Enter


  • Do an hardware reset and boot the server in normal way.
  • Go into Artica Web Console/System/Your FireWall/Global settings


  • Click on the link, Disable the Firewall


  • Update Artica to v3.06.050915 and re-install the FireWall trough the Web Console.

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