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 From:  "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] RE: CF Card Booting Woes - can't load 'kernel'
 Date:  Thu, 27 Jul 2006 12:18:54 -0500
From: "Jai Ketteridge" <jai at innaloo dot net>

> Hi Mark. These are plain old 256MB cards - not ultra 2

> I have 2 Dell SC430 and none of them boot with the IDE convertor - but do
> boot with a USB Card Reader (but not a successful boot to the console 
> menu)

Will they even boot IDE?  All the options I see from Dell are SATA and SCSI, 
not IDE.

> I have now tried the IDE convertor in 4 P4 machines with no luck but tried
> an old P2 HP machine tonight and it worked first time!

What machines?

> Im a little reluctant to put a 7 year old machine into a business for a
> firewall though!

I have a good 25 Dell GX200s which are P3 866 systems, and so far none have 
failed.  Good used equipment can be better than cheap new equipment.