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 From:  Frans J King <kingf1 at cs dot man dot ac dot uk>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Booting m0n0wall from a floppy disk
 Date:  03 Sep 2003 23:15:14 +0100
I read something in the loader man page about being able to select the
device but I don't think it's a lost cause because the only way I can
get the bios to work properly is if I don't specify the HD in the setup.
But then I think that the boot loader won't see it anyway.

Oh well, looks like I'm going to be using my trusty LS-120 instead (but
loading the kernel is SOO slow!).



On Wed, 2003-09-03 at 17:31, Frans J King wrote:
> Is it possible to boot m0n0wall from a floppy disk? I ask because I've
> just installed m0n0wall on the second hard drive of a two disk machine.
> Unfortunately the crappy bios chokes and once the image is put onto the
> HD it won't get past the HD auto detection. 
> So I was wondering if it was possible to modify the freebsd boot floppy
> image (boot.flp) instead. Possibly by changing /boot/loader.rc so that
> it picked up mfsroot.gz from the second HD instead of the floppy. Is
> this possible and does anyone know the syntax.
> Many thanks,
> Frans
Frans J King <kingf1 at cs dot man dot ac dot uk>