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 From:  Christiaens Joachim <jchristi at oce dot be>
 To:  "'Michael Iedema'" <iedemam at pluto dot dsu dot edu>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] pb11 is out...
 Date:  Sat, 31 May 2003 13:35:00 +0200

Is replacing the kernel needed to support booting from a HDD or to support
more different hardware in general?


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Iedema [mailto:iedemam at pluto dot dsu dot edu]
Sent: zaterdag 31 mei 2003 4:41
To: 'bino-psn'; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] pb11 is out...

Bino (&list)
I've gotten it to work successfully on a single hard drive.
Here's roughly what I did:

1. Download the CF image
2. Download the CD ISO
3. Copy the KERNEL.GZ file from the CD ISO
4. Use physdiskwrite to write the CF image to a hard drive. (a safety
feature in the program limits the HD size to be less than 800mb. So
choose a small HD)
5. On a freebsd machine, mount the HD and replace the kernel.gz file
with the one you copied from the CD ISO.
6. Unmount, and place in target computer.

That should about do it.  If anyone wants a better version of those
instructions let me know.  

I did this for a buddy of mine, and now pb11 is out so he needs to
"flash" his HD with the new image.  Tomorrow I'm attempting to make the
HD based flash image so he can do this.  If I get something completed I
will post here.

--Michael I.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bino-psn [mailto:bino at indoakses dash online dot com] 
> Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 9:16 PM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] pb11 is out...
> Dear All.
> Is there anay monowall version that deployable to a standard 
> X86 board with single hardisk .. no floppy ?
> Sincerely
> -bino-
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Manuel Kasper" <mk at neon1 dot net>
> To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
> Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 3:07 AM
> Subject: [m0n0wall] pb11 is out...
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I spent about 10 hours today working on m0n0wall... and you bet, I 
> > turned quite a few things upside down! :)
> >
> > Here's the one big change:
> >
> > - completely reworked DMZ/WLAN interface support. The concept of 
> > DMZ/WLAN is gone; every interface other than LAN and WAN 
> (which retain 
> > their special meaning for the time being) is now just 
> referred to as 
> > an "optional interface" (which may have a custom name 
> assigned to it). 
> > Wireless interfaces are no longer restricted to specific functions 
> > (i.e. they may be used for LAN, WAN or optional interfaces). The 
> > number of optional interfaces is essentially unlimited (you 
> can assign 
> > as many of them as you have via the console menu).
> >
> > And yes, again - as a side effect, this change also means 
> that you can 
> > now use a wireless interface for WAN. That was by far the 
> most popular 
> > request!
> >
> > You can upgrade any version of m0n0wall to pb11; the configuration 
> > will be automatically converted to reflect the new architecture 
> > (including firewall/shaper rules) on the first boot. Filter and 
> > traffic shaper rules that have interfaces or source/destination 
> > networks that don't exist anymore (e.g. if you have DMZ 
> rules but the 
> > DMZ interface is not set) will be removed. Please don't 
> forget to make 
> > a backup copy of your configuration before you upgrade - just in 
> > case...
> >
> > I think this change is very important to the future of 
> m0n0wall; now 
> > that the architecture has been cleaned up quite a bit (I'd still 
> > prefer to have LAN and maybe even WAN lose their special 
> status, but 
> > that would just require too many changes at this point), I 
> can focus 
> > on the smaller issues (time, NAT on/off, etc.). Besides, 
> show me one 
> > commercial firewall manufacturer (except for CheckPoint) 
> that offers 
> > that kind of flexibility (and for free ;) ...
> >
> > As always, please test thoroughly and let me know of any 
> inconsistent 
> > behavior.
> >
> > OK, that said, there's another thing that's been bugging me 
> for some 
> > time. I already posted to soekris-tech about this, but 
> nobody seemed 
> > to have a
> > clue: a few buddies of mine have m0n0walls (on net4501s) 
> that crash every
> > few days (anything between 2 and 6 days) - they don't 
> respond to pings
> > anymore, and while the serial console still echoes 
> characters, the menu is
> > gone, too. They have to be power-cycled to make them work 
> again. I see
> > this on the newer of my net4501's (one with the serial 
> double-character
> > bug), too, while it has never ever happened on an older box 
> (that doesn't
> > have the serial bug, BTW). My buddies' m0n0walls are either 
> from the same
> > order as my newer box or ordered shortly after it.
> >
> > This happens in three different (physical) locations; the 
> only common 
> > thing is that all use PPPoE on WAN.
> >
> > The interesting thing about this is that in exactly the 
> same situation 
> > (connected to the same cables and power supply and running the same 
> > version and the same configuration), the newer net4501 
> crashes while 
> > the older one doesn't.
> >
> > I also noted that the newer one reports net45xx during POST 
> while the 
> > older one says net4501 (both at BIOS 1.15). I strongly suspect some 
> > hardware change has occurred sometime after I ordered the first one.
> >
> > I would love to hear from anybody who is experiencing the 
> same issue, 
> > and likewise, from people who use m0n0wall on a net45xx and 
> have never 
> > experienced this problem at all (i.e. uptimes > 7 days and 
> especially 
> > with PPPoE).
> >
> > Now go download that release and have fun! :)
> >
> > Manuel
> >
> > 
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