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 From:  Chris Craft <ccraft at netgenius dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Trouble installing to harddisk
 Date:  Fri, 21 Nov 2003 11:25:01 -0700
Frans,
   No, I meant that, after putting the image on the m0n0wall drive, I 
removed all other drives from all busses.

-Chris.

Frans King wrote:
>>but it also happens when the m0n0wall drive is the only one on the bus
> 
> 
> Do you mean one disk on the primary channel and one on the secondary? I
> still had the problem with that configuration not just when both disks
> shared the same IDE channel. I gave up in the end.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Frans
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Craft [mailto:ccraft at netgenius dot org] 
> Sent: 21 November 2003 16:38
> To: Frans King
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Trouble installing to harddisk
> 
> Frans
>   That would make sense if it only happened with both drives plugged in,
> 
> but it also happens when the m0n0wall drive is the only one on the bus.
> 
> Regards,
> Chris.
> 
> Frans King wrote:
> 
>>I had a similar problem. Basically it sounds like you have two MBRs -
>>one for linux and one for m0n0wall. Some BIOS's don't seem to like it.
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Chris Craft [mailto:ccraft at netgenius dot org] 
>>Sent: 21 November 2003 00:06
>>To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>>Subject: [m0n0wall] Trouble installing to harddisk
>>
>>
>>Hello folks.
>>
>>First of all, THANKS to all the developers for their efforts on this
>>software gem!
>>
>>I have tried the procedure to install generic-pc-pb19r536.img to a
> 
> hard
> 
>>drive on a machine that boots from the CDROM version just fine.  (The
>>reason why I'm doing this is because the @#!!$ floppy drive is now
>>toast, and I like the reliability of hard drives better.)  It didn't
>>work.  After writing the uncompressed image to the drive (gunzip -c g*
> 
> |
> 
>>dd of=/dev/hdc), and swapped that drive in as /dev/hda... caused the
>>bios to hang. Plugged the linux drive back in as hda, plugged my
>>m0n0wall drive in as hdc, and it still hung the bios.  Unplugged the
>>m0n0wall drive, and the linux drive booted fine.  Pulled a nasty trick
>>(kids, don't do this at home!) by plugging the ide cable in to the
>>m0n0wall drive after BIOS-POST, and zeroed the boot sector of it after
>>linux had come up.  This allowed the machine to boot normally, but, of
>>course, no m0n0wall. :(  I'm extremely impressed by m0n0wall's ease of
>>use and flexibility, but stymied by this unexpected behaviour.  Any
>>hints, anyone?
>>
>>Sincerely,
>>Chris.