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 From:  "Tom Anderson" <tom at haremail dot net>
 To:  "Aaron with Morad" <aaronc at morad dot ab dot ca>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] XML error when booting
 Date:  Wed, 8 Feb 2006 14:13:51 -0800
I had the same problem with one of my IP330s. It worked fine for months and 
then gave me that same error when I upgraded to 1.21. I had to replace it 
with a spare unit as well. I have not yet tried to get it working again. 
Sorry I have no useful information for you.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aaron with Morad" <aaronc at morad dot ab dot ca>
To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 2:10 PM
Subject: [m0n0wall] XML error when booting


Yesterday I was working on some testing - just doing some 1-1 NAT to some 
other gear inside the network.  After making a change or two tot he rules or 
the NAT (can't remember the last thing I did), I lost all connection to 
m0n0.  I came back to my office to find that all traffic outbound had 
dropped to zero.  I looked at the console display and saw the message "XML 
error: no m0n0wall object found!"  I quickly rebooted - then fear set in... 
it goes through the normal boot messages and gets to the following 
messages...

Mounting root from ufs:/dev/md0c
WARNING: /cf was not properly dismounted
Found configuration on ad2.
WARNING: /cf was not properly dismounted
XML error: no m0n0wall object found!
XML error: no m0n0wall object found!


... and then the normal "m0n0wall console setup" menu comes up - nothing is 
accessible, any number I select it waits a few seconds and then "XML error: 
no m0n0wall object found!" appears and menu reloads.  I loaded the latest 
config file into my spare unit and booted it up - all was good.  this 
morning a similar incident with my spare unit - I was checking the 
configuration and turned device polling on - hit save and no response.  Then 
I noticed the same thing happening as yesterday!!  I ended up having to 
rewrite the image (generic PC) to the card and reload the config on both.

These two units are brand new - Lex Systems CV860A with the 1GHz processor, 
Award BIOS, LAN and WAN are fxp0 and fxp1 NICs, OPT is em0.  256 MB of RAM, 
128 MB CF card - nothing really fancy.  I added extra fans to each box 
before they were even put into service (3 days ago) so heat is not an issue. 
Does anyone have any suggestions on what to try?


Aaron