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 From:  Chet Harvey <chet at pittech dot com>
 To:  sai <list at ebs dot net dot pk>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] CF card strangeness
 Date:  Sun, 31 Oct 2004 10:07:00 -0500
your last sentence is probably the culprit....you see a lot of those errors 
when one manufacturer see the same drive but uses different geometries...try 
to see if ibase lets you manually select the geometry and set it based on what 
asus thinks it is.

Chet Harvey
Pitbull Technologies <http://www.pittech.com/> 
Protecting your Digital Assets

Quoting sai <list at ebs dot net dot pk>:

> Ok, this is a good one.
> Got a m0n0wall generic PC image on my PC and wrote it to a CF card 
> (TwinMOS, 64 MB). I used an adaptor connected to the USB connector on 
> the (Asus) motherboard. Had some problems writing to the CF card but 
> managed it (tried Manuel's utility off WinXP and also dd off Knoppix and 
> one of them worked).
>   I am using a new (an previously untested) board (ibase796, Taiwan) 
> with the CF card. It boots up but then I get an error:
> "hard error reading fsbn 125944 of 0-3 (ad0 bn 125944 cn983 an155n0 
> std0:61mb"
> and then I get the m0n0 error "cannot find configure.xml".
> I take the CF card back to the original PC (where I wrote the image) and 
> boot from that (ie boot from the usb adaptor for the CF card). The Card 
> works fine. I get the m0n0 console.
> I try this several times - even tried with another ibase board in case 
> the first one was damaged - but same result.
>  From reading the mailing list I know that a lot of people get the 
> configure.xml error when booting from  CF card.  Why does the card not 
> work on the ibase board when it works on the Asus board?
> The freeBSD mailing lists seem to indicate that the 'hard error' means 
> some sort of hard disk failure. Does that mean that the ibase bios is 
> detecting the CF card wrong? Something to do with geometry?
> sai
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