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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  J o h n W o r t h <turbodonkey at blueyonder dot co dot uk>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Problems booting to CF
 Date:  Mon, 16 May 2005 23:56:04 -0400
On 5/16/05, J o h n  W o r t h <turbodonkey at blueyonder dot co dot uk> wrote:

> 
> I have been trying for some time now to get m0n0 on my lex light mini ITX
> PC.  When I use a laptop hard drive everything is ok and m0n0 boots fine.
> 
> However, I have an 8Mb CF card I want to boot from,which appears to the lex
> light as ad0, so, using gzcat from a freesbie the generic-pc-1.11.img is
> written successfully, but it fails to boot because it can't find a config
> file?? The message disappears off the screen to quickly!
> 
> I have used physdiskwrite 0.5 (under Bart PE), and gzcat (freesbie) both on
> the host machine, both with the same error during boot...
> 
> Had a look on the mailing list archive, there was someone else with the same
> problem, but it appears unresolved...
> 

Many embedded devices seem to do this, the solution that worked for me
and others in the archives was changing the access mode to CHS.  This
works for Nexcom and a VIA box from hacom.net. 
http://wiki.m0n0.ch/wikka.php?wakka=HacomBox

-Chris