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 From:  Tim Nelson <tnelson at rockbochs dot com>
 To:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler 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 18:40:47 -0500
I can confirm that writing CF cards through an HP printer works with no 
problems. I've used this many times for m0n0 as well as pfSense on a 
variety of CF cards including Sandisk, Sony, and Simpletech.

--Tim

Chris Buechler wrote:

> <snip>
>>
>> 3. has anybody used external flashcard writers to write the cards on a
>> linux based system? And which? Maybe it's the "writer" that causes the
>> problem...
>>
>
> All kinds of people use external CF writers to write cards on Linux.
> I've never heard of any problems when it's done right. But I also
> don't think I've ever heard of anybody using the CF slot on a printer.
> I'm not familiar with how those work vs. the normal CF writers the
> rest of us use, that might be a problem.
>
> I don't know the answer to most of your comments, but the only time
> I've ever seen or heard of read errors on Soekris boards are from
> writing it wrong, like using /dev/sda1 instead of /dev/sda, or a CF
> card that the Soekris boards just don't like. They're pickier than
> most external card writers, cameras, and other devices that use CF.
> Use a good quality card like a Sandisk and that shouldn't be an issue.
> They have all kinds of problems with cheap and no-name CF cards.
>
> -Chris
>
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