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 From:  Claude Hecker <hecker at ifina dot de>
 To:  Aaron with Morad <aaronc at morad dot ab dot ca>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] XML error when booting
 Date:  Thu, 9 Feb 2006 08:27:35 +0100 (CET)
Hi Aaron,

we ve had the same problem with different kind of cf cards.. in the same
We used cheap Sandisk Cards, now since we ve changed the type of brand,
everything works fine. (Kensington Fast CF-Card or TwinMOS CFC)


Am Mi 08.02.2006 23:10 schrieb Aaron with Morad <aaronc at morad dot ab dot ca>:

>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?