> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Buechler [mailto:cbuechler at gmail dot com]
> Sent: December 02, 2005 6:41 AM
> > It might not be m0n0wall specific. I had some issues when
> trying to install
> > debian on HP DL380 G4 from CD.
> From some things I've seen in the past, I would tend to agree with
> that. I recall something on some other list that said something
> similar about those HP's.
Early Compaqs had some issues recognizing memory and as a result with most
Linux and FreeBSD installs memory size had to be specified in the
configuration or the boxes would only recognize 16 megs of ram. With
FreeBSD you need to make a custom kernel with the MAXMEM option set, ex:
options "MAXMEM=YOUR RAM SIZE". Fill in your RAM size in KB (remember 1MB =
The easier way would be to set the hw.physmem<size> in /boot/loader.conf,
for more details check /boot/loader.help
The other "challenge" in working with older Compaq gear is that you have to
run the SmartStart utilities and configure the system for the operating
system it will be running. The iso of the latest SmartStart image is
available for download at hp.com.
Vince Van De Coevering
Figaro's Italian Pizza, Inc.
vpv at figaros dot com