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 From:  Chuck Munro <chuckm at seafoam dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Booting from CF-USB
 Date:  Wed, 29 Dec 2004 17:50:08 -0800
Hello folks!

Please forgive a possibly frequent newbie question, but I've searched 
the archives and all over Google and can't find a definitive answer to 
my problem.

I'm currently running m0n0wall using a CDROM+Floppy combination, and it 
performs wonderfully well, but I'd like to begin using a CF card in 
order to eliminate as many moving parts as possible.

To that end, I'm using a Celeron-based motherboard (ASRock) which can 
boot from USB/Flash.  I wrote the Rev-1.11 image to a SanDisk CF card 
using 'physdiskwrite' on a Windoze box.  When I use a CF-USB converter, 
it boots the kernel ok, and displays all the expected startup messages 
until it tries to access the  config.xml  file, which I assume should be 
on the CF somewhere.

I get the Fatal Error message which states "The device that contains the 
config file (config.xml) could not be found."

My gut tells me it may be related to the similar situation in which 
CF-IDE converters need the BIOS set for specific CHS values, but in this 
case it's not possible to specify with a USB adapter in the BIOS menu.

Has anyone solved this problem when booting from CF-USB adapters?  This 
hardware combination will probably become more common as cheap 
motherboards and CF-USB adapters proliferate.

Thanks, and again my aplogies if this is a well-worn question.

Chuck Munro