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 From:  sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com>
 To:  Jason Collins <jason at mammothcomputers dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: Compact Flash Adapters for PC installation
 Date:  Sat, 17 Dec 2005 17:55:08 +0500
I dont think this mailing list  has had cf-ide convertors causing
crashes before. I would suspect a bad bios setting.


On 12/13/05, Jason Collins <jason at mammothcomputers dot com> wrote:
> Thanks all for the kind replies.  I've ordered some of the suggested
> modules and hopefully they will work.  I don't think that it's the cards
> themselves and here's why (correct me if you think I'm missing
> something):  we use the same cards in an Adaptec USB reader or a
> crucial/micron usb reader and the system will boot fine.  My problem
> with using the adaptec reader or crucial reader is that, in newer boards
> like an IntelD915 series, FreeBSD appears to use USB 1.1 drivers and the
> boot time is much too long.  Also, the adaptec reader is very expensive
> compared to some of these IDE converters.  So, before I roll out a
> production machine, I'd like to find a workable alternative to the USB
> readers and CF to IDE seemed to be the way to go.  So, we tried a CF to
> SATA reader which would crash early during boot and two different CF to
> IDE readers one of which just wouldn't begin to boot and the other which
> would crash right before loading the monowall console with a disk cache
> error.  After that, I wrote my initial request to the forum.  If anyone
> feels that they might be able to give me some insight into the boot
> issues, I will gladly plug the devices in again and submit the errors
> verbatim.  Thank you all again for your assistance,
> Jason