On 6 Aug 2004, at 18:25, Aaron wrote:
> Hello all. I am trying to fix a problem here. I somehow messed up my
> Soekris 4501 by bridging the WAN and OPT interface. Now the LAN
> interface doesn't assign IPs and doesn't respond to anything even if
> manually assigned. The bridging works fine, but I still want to play
> and can't. My issue is that can't connect to the console port here (no
> PC) and can't reset the config since the LAN interface doesn't
> My question:
> Can I format the CF card using a card reader under OS X? Is there
> something else I can do?
It works fine, but you have to jump through a few hoops to get round OS
X's automatic mounting of cards.
What you do is:
Plug the card in via the card reader. Use the Disk utility to see where
it's been mounted - different brands of card seem to come up as
different disks, but usually it's something like /dev/disk2 or
Unmount the card, if Os X has mounted it - you can use Disk Utility to
Since Disk Utility can read .iso images you should be able to use that,
but I haven't got that to work, so I have to use terminal.
Run a terminal, su to root, so you can write to the card and do the
same as the Unix instructions say:
# pkunzip <mono iso file> | dd of=/dev/disk2 bs=16K
(Assuming the card appeared as /dev/disk2).
Then there will be 30 seconds of activity for the card reader, and it's
Andy Holyer, Technical stuff
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