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 From:  "Daniel Ekman" <daniel at 33k dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] problems during reboot on cf
 Date:  Wed, 03 Dec 2008 16:34:19 +0100
Hi Tim 

There is accually a cf slot on the motherboard and all cmos and bios settings has been cleared, just
found a ide -> cf adapter and that worked like a charm. 

so its only the onboard cf reader that produce the problem, but i can live with the ide -> cf
adapter really. 

thanks :) 


/Daniel 

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Nelson
[mailto:tnelson at rockbochs dot com]
To: Daniel Ekman
[mailto:daniel at 33k dot org]
Sent: Wed, 03 Dec 2008 16:08:59 +0100
Subject: Re:
[m0n0wall] problems during reboot on cf


> I've done a great deal of "hardware repurposing" with both monowall and
> pfsense on everything from Watchguard firewalls, Intel SSL accelerators,
> Nokia firewalls, etc... Most of the time they're simply standard x86
> hardware underneath with a pretty chassis wrapped around it to make sure you
> pay more :-).
> 
> In my experience, it's best to first clear the BIOS of any factory settings
> and start fresh. Disabling ACPI helps with some disks as well. Also, check
> the usual suspects like power supply, cabling, CF card, CF reader, etc.
> Speaking CF reader, what type are you using? I'm assuming a standard 40pin
> IDE-CF adapter?
> 
> All optimism aside, I've sometimes found that hardware appliances are simply
> too customized or modified to be used with something different and it simply
> won't work. BUT, we'll leave that thought alone until all other options are
> exhausted. :-)
> 
> Tim Nelson
> Systems/Network Support
> Rockbochs Inc.
> (218)727-4332 x105
> 
> ----- "Daniel Ekman" <daniel at 33k dot org> wrote:
> 
> > Hi
> > 
> > First let me clearify that this most likely has nothing at all to do
> > with the actual m0n0wall software.
> > 
> > I work as a system consultant and have come across several different
> > hardware that no longer are supported by the vendor itself, end of
> > life or whatever.
> > 
> > last mission have been to install m0n0wall on Symantec Gataway
> > Security 5420 but with a compact flash instead of the shipped ~40gb
> > disk.
> > everything has been set up and works fine until a reboot of m0n0wall,
> > the first bootup works without problems and i can configure the system
> > no problem.
> > but after the first reboot of the system it is unable to mount and
> > find the config xml, the acual system boot but is unable to locate
> > that file and halts, i get the option to press any key to reboot so i
> > do. after that the hardware cant find the compact flash at all.
> > after a "hard reset" of the system everything is fine again and all
> > previous setting before the reboot is applied and great.
> > 
> > this ofcourse leeds me to believe theres some hardware
> > lock/config/something that need to take place but i cant have a system
> > that i manually havto shutdown with the powerbutton every time i need
> > a reboot.
> > 
> > have anyone else run into this? is there some way to send like a "hard
> > reboot" to the hw?
> > 
> > thank you
> > 
> > Daniel
> > 
> > 3 3 x . b e t
> > /rot ther'teen/ [Usenet: from "rotate alphabet 13 places"]
> > 
> > 
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