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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  Louis Desjardins <louis at ldhl dot ca>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] unable to get m0n0 working
 Date:  Sat, 23 Jul 2005 18:05:11 -0400
On 7/23/05, Louis Desjardins <louis at ldhl dot ca> wrote:
> 1- on an older P3 866 (ASUS P3B motherboard), could not have any
> realtek-based or 3Com nic recognized by the system. Figure the MB is too old
> or incompatible with BSD.

turn off plug and play OS in the BIOS.  that almost always fixes that problem.  

> 2- On a AMD Duron with a Via chipset and also on a P3 450 (ASUS P2B
> motherboard), no problem finding the nics. However, m0n0 will not read the
> config from the floppy upon reboot, so nic assignment, IP address
> assignment, etc. do not work and I cannot get to the webgui. I did check
> that the diskette works properly by booting an other OS from the diskette -
> not the same physical diskette, of course!

is the floppy FAT formatted?  if you put it in a PC after saving the
config, can you see the conf directory and read the config.xml file
off of it?