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 From:  "Chad R. Larson" <clarson at eldocomp dot com>
 To:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  "m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] how to using entire cf disk ?
 Date:  Tue, 23 May 2006 09:44:27 -0700
Chris Buechler wrote:

> Not sure why you would want that anyway.  There isn't anything in
> m0n0wall as is that'll take up any significant amount of disk space.
> All the logs are automatically rotated, you'd have to modify how
> syslog works to even keep any extra log files (which should never be
> kept locally on the firewall anyway, use a syslog server).  Only
> reason I could see you wanting this is if you added extra software
> that needed significant storage space.  In that case, you'd need to do
> a significant amount of hacking, and would end up with something that
> couldn't safely run from a CF.

I think if he really needs that much storage, he should just run a hard
drive based FreeBSD system.

I have a Soekris net4801 into which I've installed a 2.5" laptop hard
drive.  Soekris sells an installation kit (bracket, screws, some cables)
for around $10.

It's running FreeBSD 4.11-RELEASE-p17.  The generic kernel boots.  I
built a custom kernel for the 4801 based on the m0n0 config file.

The CF card holds the install floppy image.  From the serial console you
can select which to boot, so for the first time boot the CF, then do a
net install (I used FTP) and then start booting the hard drive.

If you don't want to mess with CF at all, the Soekris BIOS also supports
PXE boot.

Chad R. Larson (CRL22)    chad at eldocomp dot com
  Eldorado Computing, Inc.   602-604-3100
     5353 North 16th Street, Suite 400
       Phoenix, Arizona   85016-3228


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