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 From:  Louis Desjardins <louis at ldhl dot ca>
 To:  A dot L dot M dot Buxey at lboro dot ac dot uk
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] unable to get m0n0 working
 Date:  Sun, 24 Jul 2005 06:54:34 -0400

Thanks for your quick answer. As it turns out and as per Chris Buechler's
note, something was wrong with the diskette formatting. M0n0wall is now
working as expected. Before going "productive", I will certainly examine
floppyless options. I don't like the unreliability of floppies either!

Thanks again.

-----Original Message-----
From: A dot L dot M dot Buxey at lboro dot ac dot uk [mailto:A dot L dot M dot Buxey at lboro dot ac dot uk] 
Sent: 23 juillet 2005 11:43
To: Louis Desjardins
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] unable to get m0n0 working


> 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
> or incompatible with BSD.

m0n0 quite happily works on much older systems than that - which is a
new CPU and motherboard :-)   I'd check your PCI settings in the BIOS - did
you ahev PnP enabled, or IRQ assignments made? you want all of that off.

> 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!

did any errors pop up on screen during the boot? I use m0n0 from HD and CF
devices so dont live in the world of CDROMs and floppies (which always
go wrong too often in the end :-)