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 From:  Jim Gifford <baadpuppy at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] NICs Not Detected
 Date:  Mon, 18 Oct 2004 21:56:09 -0400
On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 21:47:31 -0400, Brian <belstsrv at nauticom dot net> wrote:
> *snip*
> 
> >>Do you know what the best / easiest way is to load m0n0 on my IDE drive
> >>of this PC?  I'd rather not take it out, if I can avoid it, since then I
> >>need to open up this PC and another, but I will if that is the best way
> >>to do it.  I tried the DamnSmallLinux method, but for some reason I
> >>tried to cfdisk the drive and then format it, but I can never get that
> >>to work.
> >>
> >>Thanks again for all your help and suggestions.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >No need to use cfdisk or attempt to format the drive.  Just fetch the
> >image, gunzip it, and dd it straight to the drive.  Just like the
> >directions say.  :)
> >
> >This has worked fine for me several times without fail.
> >
> >good luck,
> >jim
> >
> >
> >
> I did try that a few times, but never had success.  When you use
> Smoothwall or IPCop, it breaks up the HDD in to 3 parts:
> 
> hda1 = boot
> hda2 = /
> hda3 = logs
> 
> When I tried to put m0n0 on to there, it was telling me it did not have
> enough space.  I *think* what I needed to do was to start out with the
> HDD set as one large partition and then use the gunzip menthod.  Does
> having something like IPCop on there before that uses LILO do anything?
> Perhaps I am overthinking this, but when I was able to get the gunzip
> method to work, the PC booted and then just sat there with the HDD
> clicking and putting '99' across the screen over and over....
> 
> What was your drive like prior to the install?
> 
> Thanks,
> Brian
> 

Stop thinking of partitions.  Throw them out the window.  Instead, use
the whole disk device (in your case, /dev/hda is the whole disk). 
When you dd the data to /dev/hda, it will destroy the partition table
completely.  You will have a bootable m0n0wall, and nothing extra.

hope this helps,
jim