Dinesh Nair wrote:
> the problem lies in how some BIOSes interpret the sector addressing system
> on IDE disks. i remember facing a similar problem on earlier versions of
> FreeBSD (the early 2.X releases) on older hardware. most IDE disks today
> have grown intelligent and handled this sector addressing mismatch real
> well, so much so that most people think it's gone away. however, CF cards
> dont have this intelligence, thus the problem surfaces.
> the solution is to go to the BIOS of your box and use CHS sector
> addressing, instead of Auto or LBA addressing. specifying this explicitly
> on your device's BIOS would cure this problem, and allow you to use any CF
> card from any manufacturer.
super news Dinesh! thanks for the fine sleuthing on this problem.
hopefully i'll be able to upgrade my cf based m0n0wall from 32mb to 128mb.