On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 03:54:48PM -0500, the unit calling itself zealot wrote:
> Kevin R. Porter wrote:
> >I had the exact same symptoms with SanDisk 128MB "CF" cards... the NET4801
> >simply didn't like them, probably something to do with the BIOS and/or card
> >Then I tried a Kingston 64MB "CF" card instead and it booted just fine.
> >Note: M0n0wall is TINY, and would fit easily on an 8MB "CF" card if you
> >could find them that small anymore, using a 1-GIG "CF" for M0n0wall is
> >merely expensive for no benefit obtained IMHO.
m0n0wall isn't all I'm using... I needed a large CF for another app.
That being said, I don't recall seeing anything in the docs about a
maximum size CF card - is there an upper limit?
> >>I got m0n0wall net48xx-1.0.img loaded on my CF card using physdiskwrite
> >>0.4. The card then went directly into the Soekris net4801. Following is
> >>the result (sorry - much of this is probably superfluous, but thought
> >>too much was better than not enough).
> I don't know if Dinesh Nair's solution to a similar problem described at
> applies to your situation. Read for details.
As I read this, he recommends using C-H-S sector addressing instead of
Auto or LBA. I don't really grok that, but don't believe the Soekris
BIOS gives you the option. A list of Soekris' comBIOS param's follows.
At this point, all I know to try is a different CF card.???
ConSpeed = 9600
ConLock = Enabled
ConMute = Disabled
BIOSentry = Enabled
PCIROMS = Enabled
PXEBoot = Enabled
FLASH = Primary
BootDelay = 5
BootPartition = Disabled
ShowPCI = Enabled
Reset = Hard