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 From:  <EXT dash Mike dot Bradshaw at nokia dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] All CF cards created equally?
 Date:  Thu, 4 Mar 2004 09:06:52 +0200
The continuing saga of attempting to get this Verbatim 32M CF card to work.
Due to having NO current working Un*x boxes, everything has been done on MS Windows.

what i tried last night:

D:\utils>dd if=d:\utils\net45xx-1.0.img of=\\.\PhysicalDrive2 bs=16k
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.2.  Written by John Newbigin <jn at it dot swin dot edu dot au>
This program is covered by the GPL.  See copying.txt for details
Error writing file: 87 The parameter is incorrect
257+1 records in
257+0 records out

noted error then re-read Jason's email and noted line about "gunzip"

so downloaded gzip from http://www.gzip.org/
rename the exectable from gzip to gunzip

changed name to net45xx-1.0.img.z
ran gunzip net45xx-1.0.img.z

then
D:\utils>dd if=d:\utils\net45xx-1.0.img of=\\.\PhysicalDrive2 bs=16k
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.2.  Written by John Newbigin <jn at it dot swin dot edu dot au>
This program is covered by the GPL.  See copying.txt for details
320+0 records in
320+0 records out

Whoo-hoo, i thought this looks good. But nope still does not boot :(
A while back i installed FreeBSD 4.8 in VMware and tried writing the image in that (that also did
not work, then i somehow screwed the VM disk image, don't ask :)

so it looks like i will have to go and buy a new card :(, unless someone can suggest a better
method.