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
> 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
James W. McKeand