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 From:  "Richard Birkby" <rbirkby at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 Cc:  "Monowall Email List" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Failing at the first step
 Date:  Thu, 2 Mar 2006 16:38:04 +0000
On 3/2/06, Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org> wrote:
>
> On 3/1/06, Richard Birkby <rbirkby at gmail dot com> wrote:
>
> > OK. But I guess it should work with the default config assuming I never
> > need
> > to change anything? Any idea what's wrong or how I can find out?
>
> The default config assumes sis network cards.  This is why the console
> allows you to set your network interfaces.  Once they are set, it needs to
> reboot, and without a floppy to save the config on, it defaults to the
> default config and sis network cards.  The CD rom version NEEDS a floppy.



Thanks - that became apparent once I'd connected a floppy and seen what
happens when I configured things correctly. It was a little bit difficult to
tell without ever having seen a working system.


Richard