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 From:  Tim Nelson <tnelson at rockbochs dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] problems during reboot on cf
 Date:  Wed, 3 Dec 2008 09:54:33 -0600 (CST)
Perfect! Glad you got it working! Sometimes, the onboard flash/CF readers weren't meant for booting
but rather for non-volatile storage of configs/etc...  Maybe that's the case with your Symantec
unit. Either way, enjoy your m0n0!

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

----- "Daniel Ekman" <daniel at 33k dot org> wrote:

> 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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