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 From:  Andreas Ferrari <aferrari at stasoft dot ch>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] PC doesn't boot
 Date:  Fri, 10 Mar 2006 13:49:22 +0100
Hello

Have you upgraded your Bios??? You can get the latest version of the 
Bios from your Motherboard vendor

good luck


listen at kabelshop dash online dot com wrote:
> 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
> 
> 
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