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 From:  "Jason P Jones" <jjones at integracon dot com>
 To:  <EXT dash Mike dot Bradshaw at nokia dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] All CF cards created equally?
 Date:  Wed, 3 Mar 2004 09:47:41 -0500
I just now solved my problem.  I was using physdiskwrite.exe for all these
writes. I figured just for the heck of it I would eliminate it as a
possibility- So I went to using dd.exe for Windows (my linux box is in
rebuild mode (shouldn't have monkey'ed with all the break-my-Gentoo packages
I guess). Worked like a champ on ALL of the aforementioned cards 8-128 MB.

Here's appropriate links etc. :


C:\>dd if=c:\net45xx-1.0.img
of=\\.\Volume{3d13d456-4c1a-11d8-8af5-00e0183eb47d} bs=16k
(This was after I gunzip -d 'ed the image file on another remote linux box
and scp'ed it back.)

They boot and work quite well now, so it appears there's a bug in
physdiskwrite (at least for me) (BTW I'm using the latest off of the m0n0
web site).

Jason P Jones
Integracon Technologies

-----Original Message-----
From: EXT dash Mike dot Bradshaw at nokia dot com [mailto:EXT dash Mike dot Bradshaw at nokia dot com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 8:45 AM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] All CF cards created equally?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Jason P Jones [mailto:jjones at integracon dot com]
> Sent: 03 March, 2004 04:21
> Tried the below brands:
> Memorex
> Sandisk
> Lexar
> PNY's work like a champ. These are 8-64 MB. The non-PNY's
> never boot. (I
> don't have a serial cable handy so I cannot see the console 
> messages for
> debug...). PNY's come up (3 of them) and others don't (8 of 
> them) any ideas?

I have been struggling with a Verbatim 64MB card, trying to get it to work
with a Sokeris 4501. 
i was not sure if it was the Adaptor i was using to write the image, a
Samsung 5-in-1 USB reader, the Flash card, or physdiskwrite.
I dont currently have a runing U**x box to DD with, so i can eliminate
physdiskwrite (i don't think it is this but with no other CF cards, or
adaptors, this is the only elimination i can do)
On the Sokeris Console it gets to the bios screen and then comes up with a
"no boot device" message.

from some of the early posts (in the list archive) i think i may need to
junk the Verbatium, and buy some other brand of card. 

anyone any recommendations on brand?


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