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 From:  "James W. McKeand" <james at mckeand dot biz>
 To:  "'m0n0wall Mailing List'" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Contivity 100
 Date:  Mon, 27 Jun 2005 10:04:53 -0400
Paul Dugas wrote:
> Got one of these lying around gathering dust.  Seems that there have
> been efforts in the past to get these up and running m0n0; found
some
> postings from 2003 about N0rwall.  Anybody out there doing this more
> recently? Willing to share some guidance?  I'd like to get some kind
> of positive feedback before I go out and buy even a stick of RAM for
> this old clunker. 
> 
> It appears to be an x86 with a VIA chipset.  It's got a WAN port, a
> LAN interface on a 7-port switch, an addon Netgear 3rd Ethernet
> interface, and a 8MB CF card.  From some reading I've found that the
> single PC100 RAM slot (empty now) can be used to augment the 12MB of
> onboard RAM.  It has a VGA output on a header internally but no
> keyboard/mouse ports.  It does have a serial port though.
> 
> Seems like I may be abale to get it running if I:
>   - add a 64MB RAM stick
>   - Use the generic PC image modified to use a serial console
> 
> I think I'll need a larger CF card to support upgrades too, right?
> 
> Thoughts?  TIA,

The CF should be sufficient - http://www.m0n0.ch/wall/hardware.php
states 8 MB or larger...

Don't forget about the Watchdog - I don't know if this would still be
an issue. I personally don't like to clip wires/traces on
motherboards...

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James W. McKeand