I recently ordered an APU2C4 and opted to go with the 16GB msata SSD from PC Engines. My plan is to install pfSense on the device.
The official guide says to download the serial nanoBSD image, place it on a TinyCore Linux bootable USB and write it to the main drive using DD.
This looks like it ought to work just fine, but the only problem is that the nanoBSD version of pfSense has some limitations as outlined here which I would rather avoid.
Looking at the pfSense download mirrors it looks as if the full version now has a serial console installer (pfSense-CE-memstick-serial-2.3.1-RELEASE-amd64.img.gz). Is there any reason I could just write this to a USB stick, boot it and use the pfSense installer to install the full version, to avoid the limitations of the nanoBSD version above?
Often I hear the rationale for using the nanoBSD version being that you are booting from media with limited write cycles (USB stick, CF card, etc.) but in my case with the mSATA SSD, I don't think this should be a concern.
I'd appreciate any input you guys might have!