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 From:  "Jason Collins" <jason at mammothcomputers dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Compact Flash Adapters for PC installation
 Date:  Tue, 17 Jan 2006 20:27:40 -0600
Just wanted to follow up my old post and say that these Transcend modules
were the only option that worked for us.  Neither BIOS settings nor other
compact flash adapters (even the SYBA) would work in those Intel desktop
boards.  So hopefully I will spare others the headache by saying just buy
the transcend modules for a PC install using Intel boards.  Maybe this will
change with future chipsets and boards but we've tried several from D865G,
D915P, D945P, D945G series and only the transcend modules will boot.  Thanks
again to all who helped me with this.  And many thanks to you, Manuel and
colleagues, for an amazing product and gracious gift to the community.


-----Original Message-----
From: PlanAlpha [mailto:plan dot alpha at gmail dot com] 
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 5:41 PM
To: Jason Collins
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Compact Flash Adapters for PC installation

On 12/9/05, Jason Collins <jason at mammothcomputers dot com> wrote:
> Can anyone point me in the right direction to find a compact flash to 
> IDE adapter that will work with the generic PC image using newer Intel 
> mainboards?  I've tried a few different ones from Addonics which crash 
> the system at various stages during boot and a generic one which would 
> not boot at all in an Intel motherboard.  Alternatively, suggestions 
> for properly configuring a CF to IDE adapter and getting it to work 
> without crashing would be appreciated as well.  We've settled for now 
> on using an Adaptec USB floppy/CF reader, but have found the boot time 
> in newer motherboards to be excessively long -- + 7 minutes.  We'd 
> assumed that was because FreeBSD 4 did not have USB 2.0 drivers for 
> the newer chipsets from Intel (915 and higher).  Anyway, assistance, 
> thoughts, commentary would be most welcome.
Check out these:

They've worked swimmingly for me.