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 From:  Tim Nelson <tnelson at rockbochs dot com>
 To:  Michel Servaes <michel at mcmc dot be>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] unable to boot from 1GB cf card on del gx260
 Date:  Tue, 26 Aug 2008 18:59:18 -0500 (CDT)
Supermicro boards also have that "feature" where the secondary IDE controller is to be used for
flash...

Tim Nelson
Systems/Network Engineer
Rockbochs Inc.
(218)727-4332 x105

----- "Michel Servaes" <michel at mcmc dot be> wrote:

> When the CF card is in your Dell machine, did you already try to
> install 
> Windows XP (or Linux) on it (not entirely, but just to see if the OS 
> recognizes the space).
> I already tried to install monowall in an USB card reader, which also
> 
> worked fine (the bios had support for booting USB drives).
> 
> You also might try the second IDE controller... as already mentioned,
> 
> don't know the setup of a Dell - but I already came accross a system 
> sharing the SATA/PATA config (MSI motherboard) that the first IDE 
> controller would't boot because it was scanning for SATA devices at
> the 
> same time...
> 
> Klaus Ade Johnstad wrote:
> > Tirsdag 26 august 2008 18:56, skrev Michel Servaes:
> >   
> >> How do you connect the CF card ?
> >> Do you use a cardreader, or an ATA/CF convertor ? If using a
> >> convertor, you might check the voltage on the adaptor itself if it
> >> matches the CF card or not... (I have a 3.3V / 5V jumper on my
> >> convertor, so I was thinking that you maybe have the same ?)
> >>     
> >
> > I'm conecting using a IDE/CompactFlash adapter from PC Engines. The
> same 
> > adapter with card in a different machine work just fine. 
> >
> >   
> >> Does the CF card get recognized at all, when powering up your Dell
> (I
> >> have no knowledge about Dell computers, but at the end, they are
> >> practically all the same).
> >>     
> >
> > Yes, it's recognized in the Dell gx260 BIOS.
> >
> >