Just some tips for those using OS X to get the card formatted using a
CF card reader. I'm using a 400mhz powerbook, OS X.4.1 and a USB
SanDisk ImageMate 8 in 1 card reader.
I read some of the earlier tips by others regarding getting Monowall
written to the CF card, but they were not working for me.
Here's what did work...
1) Download the file. Make sure to <ctrl> click the file link and
select "download linked file". Otherwise Safari was automatically
decompressing the file causing an issue if I just clicked on the link.
2) find the disk that the card is mounted under. I used disk utility,
selected the card and clicked on the repair disk option. It outputs a
that's your disk name....
3) now instead of using the unmount or eject button in disk utility, I
had to use the umount command in terminal.
aaronrobinson$ sudo umount /dev/disk1s1
After doing this, finder will likely complain that the disk was
If I didn't do this, using Disk utility, I kept getting a message
saying: dd: /dev/disk1: Operation not supported.
4) Now, in Terminal write the image to the CF card.
aaronrobinson$ sudo gzcat Desktop/net48xx-1.2b9.img.gz | dd