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 From:  =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Troels_M=E5nsson_Kaspersen?= <troels at maansson dot com>
 To:  krt <kkrrtt at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Boot error on Soekris 4501
 Date:  Thu, 22 Mar 2007 07:52:05 +0100
krt wrote:
> I had little luck until I zero'd out the image beforehand and found 
> the right flash cards.  I've a few 256 and lower cards that anything 
> but my cameras just don't like.  I've not come across any 512's 
> though, so I've been sticking with those.
>
> What does the Soekris do when you try to boot it?  Can you show us the 
> terminal output of where it errors or it's last actions?
>
>

>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I've been trying to boot m0n0wall on a Soekris 4501 from a Compact 
>> Flash card.
>>
>> I've tried copying the image onto the CF card using both gunzip/dd on 
>> linux and physdiskwrite on Windows XP assuming that the problem was 
>> here.
>>
>> But by accident I rebooted my computer (configured to boot from USB 
>> device) and it ended up booting FreeBSD from the CF card placed in my 
>> USB cardwriter.
>>
>> I've tried 4 different CF cards (16M, 128M, 2x256M), older, new and 
>> beta version of the m0n0wall image, upgrading the BIOS of the Soekris 
>> unit to the newest version.
>>
>> I've tried looking in the archives for a solution but did not find one.
>>
>>
>> What am I doing wrong?
>>
>>
>>
>>
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The output from Soekris says:

comBIOS ver. 1.29  20070204  Copyright (C) 2000-2005 Soekris Engineering.

net45xx

0064 Mbyte Memory                        CPU 80486 133 Mhz

Pri Mas  SanDisk SDCFB-16                LBA 490-2-32  15 Mbyte

Slot   Vend Dev  ClassRev Cmd  Stat CL LT HT  Base1    Base2   Int
-------------------------------------------------------------------
0:00:0 1022 3000 06000000 0006 2280 00 00 00 00000000 00000000
0:18:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E001 A0000000 10
0:19:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E101 A0001000 11
0:20:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E201 A0002000 05

 1 Seconds to automatic boot.   Press Ctrl-P for entering Monitor.
Boot error



When you say zero'ed out. Is that filling out the image with zeroes so 
that it fit's the size of the CF? And if so could you tell me in 
principle how I do it?