Check Point Firewall USB Installation Step by Step
1. Preparing USB Stick
2. Use ISOMorphic to make a R77.20 bootable USB Stick.
3. Start your Device with USB Stick Plugged in
Insert USB Stick into one of two Check Point Appliance UTM 272 USB ports. Power On Device:
4. BIOS Configuration
Press TAB or DEL to enter into BIOS setup the booking devices. USB-HDD and USB-CDROM has been picked for boot devices.
5. USB Stick Does Not Work
Unfortunately the system did not start with the USB device but still with internal hard disk drive. I did find following error messages from the booting screen:
usb 1-2: device not accepting address 2, error 071
6. USB CDROM Worked
No Matter how I did the configurations on appliance, usb still did not work. I gave up and tried another UTM272, but same result. Finally I got a USB CD-ROM, burned same image into a DVD, it was able to get me into SYSLINUX page.
7. With those options, the only works is Smart-1 option.
After you entered Smart-1 option, the installation is completely automatic.
9. Complete Installation
Wait probably 15-30 minutes, the whole installation will be done and your console window will show your appliance can be safely rebooted with new image. Also Appliance LCD Screen will show ***Installed*** R77.20 124. Powers Cycle your device, you will get your a new fresh installed R77.20. By the way, first time installation wizard will be used to configure your device with LAN port ip set to 192.168.1.1. User name is admin and password is admin.
I tested the stick with my laptop, and it is able to booted from USB stick and I did get SYSLINUX prompt on my laptop. It bothered me a couple of day why it is not working on UTM 272s.
Since USB CD-ROM is working, I decided to wipe USB Stick out and tried ISOMorphic again on another laptop. This time, USB Stick works. I am guessing when ISOMorphic is making a bootable USB Stick, your computer is going to affect the final image on the stick.