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 From:  Joe Lagreca <lagreca at gmail dot com>
 To:  Vince Van De Coevering <vpv at figaros dot com>
 Cc:  Henk Zomer <henk dot zomer at hetnet dot nl>, Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>, "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] install problem on compaq 6150e could not find pri mary volume description.
 Date:  Tue, 18 Oct 2005 15:24:29 -0700
I dont believe you need to write a file system, as it is part of the
m0n0 image that you are writing to the disk.

Joe


On 10/18/05, Vince Van De Coevering <vpv at figaros dot com> wrote:
> Don't you need to put a file system on that drive first?
>
> Try (before the dd command) newfs /dev/ad1
>
> ***Caution newfs will remove any data on that hard drive so be careful that
> you select the correct drive!!!!!!
>
> Vince Van De Coevering
> IT Manager
> Figaro's Italian Pizza, Inc.
> 503-371-9318 x216
> vpv at figaros dot com
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joe Lagreca [mailto:lagreca at gmail dot com]
> > Sent: October 18, 2005 3:06 PM
> > To: Henk Zomer
> > Cc: Chris Buechler; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> > Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] install problem on compaq 6150e could
> > not find primary volume description.
> >
> >
> > I'm not positive, but shouldn't you be writing to the whole drive, and
> > not just a partition?
> >
> > Try changing this: "dd of=/dev/ad1" to "dd of=/dev/ad" in
> > this whole command:
> > gzcat /usr/m0n0wall/generic-pc-1.11.img | dd of=/dev/ad1 bs=16k
> >
> > Let me know if that works.
> >
> > Joe
> >
> >
> > On 10/18/05, Henk Zomer <henk dot zomer at hetnet dot nl> wrote:
> > >
> > > Chris,
> > >
> > > Ok, I now took the following steps:
> > >
> > > On 1 of my other computers which is capable to boot fro a
> > cd, I removed the
> > > second HD and replaced it by the HD on which M0n0wall is
> > supposed to run.
> > > This one has been formatted in FAT32 and is empty.
> > >
> > > Then I used your installer CD as boot cd.
> > > So far so good.
> > >
> > > atacontrol list works; second HD is recognized as SEagate
> > which is ok.
> > > Then I applied this command in 1 line:
> > >
> > > gzcat /usr/m0n0wall/generic-pc-1.11.img | dd of=/dev/ad1 bs=16k
> > >
> > > then appears the message that the disk is full....
> > >
> > > I'm getting a little bit desperate now :-(
> > >
> > > What did I do wrong?
> > >
> > >
> > > Met vriendelijke groeten,
> > >
> > > Henk Zomer
> > >
> > > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> > > Van: Chris Buechler [mailto:cbuechler at gmail dot com]
> > > Verzonden: maandag 17 oktober 2005 17:57
> > > CC: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> > > Onderwerp: Re: [m0n0wall] install problem on compaq 6150e
> > could not find
> > > primary volume description.
> > >
> > >
> > > On 10/17/05, Henk Zomer <henk dot zomer at hetnet dot nl> wrote:
> > > > Chris,
> > > >
> > > > Booting the live installer cd gives the message.
> > > >
> > >
> > > that definitely suggests a major issue with the system not
> > being able
> > > to boot from CD then.  The live installer CD is FreeBSD
> > 5.4, m0n0wall
> > > is 4.11.  Typically if m0n0wall won't work because of some quirk in
> > > 4.11, 5.4 will still boot and work fine.  I'd look to the other
> > > suggestions provided earlier today by Don and Holger.
> > >
> > > -Chris
> > >
> > >
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