You're right about phydiskwrite.
Any idea whether the "read error" message is from your BIOS? Are you able to
boot anything else on the old PC, i.e. some other OS on the same HD? Another
quick test is to install the imaged m0n0wall HD as the sole HD in some other
box -- such as your old linux server -- and see whether it boots there.
BTW, dd creates /dev/hda4 because that's the partition structure Manuel
On Apr 5, 2005 5:12 PM, Richard Harding <rick at ricksweb dot info> wrote:
> I don't have a windows desktop to try this on. (just 2 win laptops & one
> old linux server right now) My understanding is that to use
> physdiskwrite would require a space Windows machine to hook up the
> firewall HD to.
> If I'm mistaken please correct me.
> Raphael Maunier wrote:
> > Did you try with the physdiskwrite tool ? I tried with both DSL (also
> > Knoopix) and physdiskwrite(don't forget -u option for drive > 800 meg)
> > without errors.
> > Regards,
> > Richard Harding wrote:
> >> I am trying to install on an old PC. I was attempting to use the DSL
> >> install approach. I have DSL working, downloaded the 1.11 generic
> >> image. I then used the gunzip fed to dd. There were no errors and
> >> running fdisk -l showed a FreeBSD paritition on /dev/hda4.
> >> Upon reboot I just get a "read error". I have tried downloading from
> >> several sources and downloaded using both web browsers and wget from
> >> command line. Does anyone have any idea what I am missing here? Is
> >> there another step that needs to be made to get it to boot properly?
> >> Why does dd create a /dev/hda4?
> >> Thanks for any help.
> >> Rick