Last update:
01/15/2014
Current version:
1.8.1

Installation on an embedded PC (with serial port)

Installation on an embedded PC requires the following steps:

  • download the raw CF image (generic-pc-serial)
  • write the image to a CF card (>= 32 MB), either with dd under FreeBSD/Linux or under Windows with physdiskwrite
    • FreeBSD:
      gzcat generic-pc-serial-xxx.img | dd of=/dev/rad[n] bs=16k
      where n = the ad device number of your CF card (check dmesg)
      (ignore the warning about trailing garbage - it's because of the digital signature)
    • Linux:
      gunzip -c generic-pc-serial-xxx.img | dd of=/dev/hdX bs=16k
      where X = the IDE device name of your CF card (check with hdparm -i /dev/hdX) - some adapters, particularly USB, may show up under SCSI emulation as /dev/sdX
      (ignore the warning about trailing garbage - it's because of the digital signature)
    • Mac OS X:
      gzcat generic-pc-serial-xxx.img | sudo dd of=/dev/rdisk[n] bs=64k
      where n = the disk device number of your CF card (check Disk Utility)
      (ignore the warning about trailing garbage - it's because of the digital signature)
    • Windows:
      physdiskwrite generic-pc-serial-xxx.img
  • plug the CF card into the board
  • plug the box into the network (LAN/WAN/...)
  • power it up
  • make sure that your console speed matches the setting in the BIOS; m0n0wall will use the same speed as the BIOS
  • assign functions (LAN/WAN/OPT) to your interfaces
  • change the LAN IP address over the serial console, or use the default (192.168.1.1; m0n0wall acts as a DHCP server by default)
  • access the webGUI (user: 'admin', default password: 'mono')
  • make the necessary changes to the default configuration
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