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 From:  "Barry Mather" <barry dot mather at dorecentres dot com dot au>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] compaq sff no keyboard boot (No F1)
 Date:  Fri, 18 Feb 2005 15:28:27 +1100
No probs ...

You can pickup the sff's on ebay REALLY cheaply now, last one I got I
only paid $80AU for, then $30 for the cf => IDE converter, and another
$30 for a 32mb cf card ...

So for $140 I got a firewall that's a shed load more powerful than the
wrap / sosekris boards ... and upgradeable !


-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Stolk - Dynasoft.nl [mailto:stefan at dynasoft dot nl] 
Sent: Friday, 18 February 2005 1:01 PM
To: Barry Mather
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] compaq sff no keyboard boot (No F1)

Thank you for sharing this information! I have a Compaq Deskpro and the
same problem. I bought a WRAP so I don't need the Deskpro anymore, but
maybe I'll use it again.


-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Barry Mather [mailto:barry dot mather at dorecentres dot com dot au] 
Verzonden: vrijdag 18 februari 2005 2:40
Aan: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Onderwerp: [m0n0wall] compaq sff no keyboard boot (No F1)

Have been running m0n0 on a Compaq sff for ages, just installing another
one now, and couldn't for the life of me remember howto run them without
a keyboard ... after much googling, here it is for those who care ..

The SFF's are great for m0n0walls, p2 350, 128mb ...

- Run BIOS setup by pressing F10
- Goto 'Security' and 'Set Power On Password'
- Type in a password and F10 to accept the change
- As soon as password is set, 'Password Options' will appear under
'Security' tab
- Enable 'Network Server' mode in there
- F10 to save changes and exit

When booting up it won't ask you for F1 anymore. However, if you or
someone else plugs in a keyboard it will ask for a power-on password.


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