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 From:  "Matthew Juszczak" <matt at atopia dot net>
 To:  "RP Smith" <rpsmith at hotmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Troubles writing m0n0 to HDD
 Date:  Sat, 30 Oct 2004 18:27:43 -0400 (EDT)
I personally use freesbie.  I boot freesbie and then at the command prompt do:

ifconfig <interface> <ipaddress>/<subnetmask>
route add default <gateway>
ssh username@remoteBSDbox gzcat <image path> | dd of=/dev/da0 bs=16k

That works for me :)

Best,

Matt

> I think you would be better of with the CD/Floppy solution than a hard
> drive as sooner than later the HD will die on you.  If you are looking for
> the ability to remotely upgrade, go with a compact flash memory module and
> a Mach5Products.com IDE to compact flash adapter.  The adapter is only $19
> US
> and you can buy the compact flash memory module for under $20 US.  Also, I
>  use a compact flash to USB adapter and Windows to install the image.
> 
> Roy...
> 
> 
>> From: Brian <belstsrv at nauticom dot net>
>> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>> Subject: [m0n0wall] Troubles writing m0n0 to HDD
>> Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 14:39:59 -0400
>> 
>> 
>> Hi everyone.  I've been able to successfully get m0n0 working with the
>> CD/floppy method, although I do not want to leave that in place long
>> term. I want to go ahead and write the image to the HDD of the PC.  I
>> tried the DamnSmallLinux method of installing and took the guidance of a
>> mailing list member who said to write the image to 'hda' and not hda1 or
>> hda2 (because the drive was previously partitioned by IPCop).
>> 
>> When I did the gunzip, I got a message saying 'x records written in'
>> and 'x records written out' or something close to that.  From there I
>> rebooted, but when the machine reads the HDD, it just puts up a bunch of
>> colored ASCII control characters on the screen and does not boot.  I
>> tried BIOS settings for OS = win95, Win98/2000, and Other and none of
>> those helped.  I also tried LBA mode of DOS and Other and neither of
>> them made a difference either.  Did maybe the image just write
>> incorrectly?
>> 
>> What is the easiest way to install m0n0 on a HDD?  Pull it and put it
>> in another PC?  Use DamnSmallLinux and put the .img on a CD and load it
>> from that CD on to the RAM Disk and gunzip from there?  If I end up in a
>> trial and error mode here I want to try to make my loading of this as
>> painless as possible :)
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Brian
>> 
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