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 From:  Brian McKerr <brian at mckerrs dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Initial Interfaces
 Date:  Mon, 27 Dec 2004 05:47:04 +1000
Chris Buechler wrote:

>On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 23:45:36 +1000, Brian McKerr <brian at mckerrs dot net> wrote:
>  
>
>>I also hexedited the uncompressed image and changed the sis0 entry in
>>the config.xml to be tl0 .... and it shows up properly on the 'console'
>>but the mono box is not pingable on 192.1681.1. Am i missing some other
>>file with more 'ifconfig' options or something ? ( I downloaded the
>>rootfs.tgz and had a look but couldnt find any.)
>>
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>
>That should be fine.  Since it's showing up properly at the console,
>it appears you did it right.  You sure tl is the interface plugged in
>for LAN?
>
>Sounds like you're using a hard drive or CF setup.  If you need to get
>it going quickly, a CD/floppy setup might be easier to deal with.  The
>floppy is FAT, you can edit the config.xml from another box and throw
>the floppy back in there.  Then later you can get a USB keyboard and
>setup the hard drive.
>
>Or you can put the hard drive in another box and use a FreeBSD live CD
>to boot that box and mount and edit the config.xml directly.  I've
>done that before and it works.
>
>Full featured FreeBSD live CD (592 MB) - http://freesbie.org  (like
>Knoppix, very nice, I'd suggest everyone try it if you haven't)
>mini FreeBSD live CD (56 MB) - http://chrisbuechler.com/m0n0wall/liveinstaller/
>
>-Chris
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Thanks Chris,

The machine has a floppy but no cdrom !

I did what you suggested and mounted the drive in another machine and 
booted freesbie, mounted the filesystem and edited the config.xml to 
have a serial console. Much better now.

Thanks again.