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 From:  zealot <zealot at tradersguild dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Solution: config.xml not found
 Date:  Tue, 16 Mar 2004 10:39:52 -0600
Dinesh Nair wrote:
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> 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.
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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.

z