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 From:  "Lee B." <leeb00 at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] RE: CF Card Booting Woes - can't load 'kernel'
 Date:  Wed, 26 Jul 2006 21:43:16 -0700
On 7/26/2006 9:23 PM, Lee Sharp wrote:
> From: "Jai Ketteridge" <jai at innaloo dot net>
> 
>> I have also now rewritten the Cards using Chris B's FreeSBIE disk 
>> (although
>> the instructions on his website are incorrect) and the cards wrote 
>> correctly
>> as far as I can tell. I still get the same damn errors.
> 
> Have you tried manually setting the hard drive parameters yet?  This has 
> been known to solve a lot of the problems.  LBA mode can cause "issues."
> 
>                                Lee

I have the same CF adapter, and it wouldn't boot until I went into the 
bios and set the HD params to Manual, Access Mode: CHS (Cylinder head 
sector) rather than LBA (logical block addressing) which most hard disks 
use. Let it auto fill in the specs of the CF card, then save and exit.