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 From:  "Duncan Drury" <DDrury at christian dash aid dot org>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  USB Issues
 Date:  Tue, 21 Aug 2007 12:44:27 +0100
I'm currently trying to get m0n0wall running on a PC in Democratic
Republic of Congo.  In order to prove that m0n0 will work in our offices
here I want to be able to boot from CD and leave the hard drive alone.
The problem I am having is there don't seem to be any working floppy
drives here (I've been through three so far).  I can't save the config,
and thus can't use m0n0wall. 
I've tried saving the config to USB flash drive, but it just doesn't
seem to work - the USB flash drive is formatted as FAT32, with nothing
else on it.  When I plug it in and out, m0n0 reports it, but doesn't try
to save to it when I change config, and doesn't try to read it when I
boot m0n0.

I was going to try and write the whole of the generic-pc image to the
USB flash drive using physdiskwrite and boot from that, however I have
no way of knowing which disk physdiskwrite will try and write to (I
don't want to wipe my hard drive 6000 miles from home)  Contrary to what
is shown on the documentation for physdiskwrite, when I run it from
Windows all I see is the following:

physdiskwrite v0.5.1 by Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
Usage: physdiskwrite [-u] <image-file>
           -u    remove 2 GB restriction (WARNING!)


Any advice on getting m0n0 to save to the USB drive or use physdisk.



Duncan Drury
International IT Officer
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