Michael Rohde wrote:
> This may not help solve the problem but it is one more data point. I
> have had similar problems with some older motherboards (i.e. A-OPEN
> MX6E) when trying to use the Transcend IDE Flash modules. It may
> simply be the BIOS does not support the device. I have been looking
> for the exact problem but have not resolved it yet.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jai Ketteridge [mailto:jai at innaloo dot net]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 6:37 AM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] CF Card Booting Woes - can't load 'kernel'
> Hi Guys,
> Ive been successfully using m0n0 with the CDrom and FDD method for
> sometime but I am now venturing into running it off a CF card. I have
> purchased 2 Sandisk 256MB Cards and Im running these CF to IDE
> adaptors - as seen here
> I have tried the adaptors in 4 different PCs but to no avail!
> I am experiencing a weird boot error - the same as the bottom of this
> post - http://m0n0.ch/wall/list/showmsg.php?id=3/79
> I get "can't load 'kernel'" errors consistantly - with both cards and
> using different CF/IDE images including the latest beta. Any ideas? I
> have had the
> 1.22 boot successfully on the same card via a USB Card reader however.
Sometimes, when you write the image using a USB reader then try booting
from the CF-to-IDE adaptor you may have issues with the disk being
recognized - I remember posts awhile back about drive geometry being
detected differently or something like that.
A solution might be to boot from Chris's Live Install CD:
http://www.chrisbuechler.com/index.php?id=17 (i.e. have the CF-to-IDE
adaptor and a CDRom in the target system...) Install the base system
(v1.11), configure, then upgrade to current.
James W. McKeand