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 From:  listen at kabelshop dash online dot com
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  PC doesn't boot
 Date:  Fri, 10 Mar 2006 13:28:38 +0100 (CET)
Hello,

sadly I've some trouble booting a PC. I gunziped the pc-generic image and
dd'ed (on Linux) it to a CF-Card. (Some Kingston 128MB card) and tried to
boot the system with some IDE-CF adapter. For some reason, the bios has
some trouble, detecting / understanding (?) the disc, because the system
don't step to the second bios-screen (where the system info is listed in a
tabular).

Btw (1) The CF-Card and the card-reader are working fine, cause if I dd a
debian boot-floppy to the CF-Card, everything is alright and the system
boots correctly. However, I don't want to install debian - I want to use
monowall ;-).

Btw. (2) fdisk says
fdisk /dev/sda
This disk has both DOS and BSD magic.
Give the 'b' command to go to BSD mode.

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sda: 128 MB, 128188416 bytes
256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16128 * 512 = 8257536 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda4   *           1           4       25000   a5  FreeBSD
Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(1023, 255, 63) logical=(3, 25, 41)
Command (m for help): v

Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(1023, 255, 63) logical=(3, 25, 41)
Partitions 4: cylinder 1024 greater than maximum 15
Partition 4: previous sectors 49999 disagrees with total 16515071
200367 unallocated sectors

This seems a little bit suspicious....

Any hints?
Thanks in advance,
Keep smiling
yanosz