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 From:  Andreas Mueller <mailinglists at andreas dash mueller dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Read error when booting m0n0wall
 Date:  Sat, 17 Jan 2004 15:34:30 +0100
On Thursday 15 January 2004 05:30, Melvin Backus wrote:
> Most likely suspect would be the drive configuration in the BIOS.  Most
> newer machines can be set to do auto detection, but after they come up you
> can normally check to see what the reported type/configuration is.  I
> suspect that the failing machine is either not doing the auto recognition
> or is for some reason recognizing the drive with a different geometry,
> etc.  That effectively means there's nothing valid on it since the order of
> reading the data off is different from when it was written.  A good clue as
> to whether or not this is happening is the reported size of the drive in
> the BIOS boot up screen.  You can probably also override the auto detection
> logic and manually configure the drive if you know what the parameters were
> set to in the machine where you wrote the disk.

I didn't try to copy it directly on this machine, so the geometry translation 
could be a problem. Thanks for the hint.