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 From:  gramels <gramels at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Format CF on OS X
 Date:  Thu, 26 Aug 2004 13:22:31 +0200

I plugged the card in (using a pcmcia adapter), checked via mount
which disk it is did an

unmount /dev/disk2
gzcat <mono iso file> | dd of=/dev/disk2 bs=16K

make sure you are certain that it is /dev/diskXXXX otherwise you might
overwrite your internal disk.


On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 11:57:42 +0100, Andy Holyer <andyh at hhbb dot co dot uk> wrote:
> 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
> > respond.
> >
> > 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
> /dev/disk3.
> Unmount the card, if Os X has mounted it - you can use Disk Utility to
> do this.
> 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
> done.
> ---
> Andy Holyer, Technical stuff
> Hedgehog Broadband, 11 Marlborough Place Brighton BN1 1UB
> 08451 260895 x 241
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