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 From:  "Frans J King" <kingf1 at cs dot man dot ac dot uk>
 To:  "'Greg Sims'" <greg underscore sims at earthlink dot net>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Install on PC that Can't Boot from CD
 Date:  Tue, 19 Aug 2003 09:14:20 +0100
You need to modify the file /etc/fstab.cf and change /dev/ad0a to
/dev/ad1a assuming your m0n0wall installation is on the primary slave.
This means modifying the image file. (see the hacking guide -

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Sims [mailto:greg underscore sims at earthlink dot net] 
Sent: 19 August 2003 06:57
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] Install on PC that Can't Boot from CD

Hi There,

I'm testing m0n0wall on an old 586 PC that has two hard disks.  I first
discovered the BIOS in the PC is not able to boot from CD so I couldn't
install using the CD + Floppy path.  I decided to load FreeBSD 4.8 onto
Master hard disk and also configured boot manager.  This was possible
the two floppy boot sequence provided with FreeBSD (kern.flp and
mfsroot.flp).  I FTPed the generic-pc-pbxrxx.img file onto the new
and ran the gzcat ... | dd of=/dev/rad1 bs=16k.  This placed the
image on the second hard disk of the PC.

I booted the PC which went to the boot manager.  I placed a floppy with
/conf/config.xml in the floppy drive and asked book manager to boot from
second hard disk.  m0n0wall seems to boot correctly but can't find the
config.xml file at the end of the boot sequence just before entering the
main menu.  I select option 1) from the main menu and I receive a
config.xml not found error message.

It does not appear that the system is trying to read the floppy drive.
Perhaps the system is trying to find config.xml in the root directory of
hard disk.  Is config.xml stored on the hard disk when running on a
or a PC with no floppy?  If this is the case, how do you get the
file onto the hard disk in the first place?  Is it part of the .img?  If
this is the case, why can't m0n0wall find the file?  Hmmm.

I feel like I'm close to getting m0n0wall working but need a push in the
right direction.  Any help would be appreciated!


PS.  Is it possible to boot the PC from kern.flp / mfsroot.flp and
control to the m0n0wall CD image somehow?

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