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 From:  Brian <belstsrv at nauticom dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] NICs Not Detected
 Date:  Mon, 18 Oct 2004 22:08:26 -0400
Jim Gifford wrote:

>On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 21:47:31 -0400, Brian <belstsrv at nauticom dot net> wrote:
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>>*snip*
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>>>>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.
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>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
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>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
>>
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>
>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
>
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>
Aha!  I see.  I was using /hda1 and so on, when I really just needed to use the device name itself. 
I'll give that a try and see how that goes.  If I can at least get m0n0 loading, I can work on the
NIC issues.

Thanks!

Brian