[Soekris] Problem getting started with 4801 & monowall
gkshenaut at ucdavis.edu
Wed Jan 3 23:51:22 UTC 2007
On Jan 3, 2007, at 1:29 PM, Stuart Henderson wrote:
> You didn't mention decompressing the m0n0wall .img file; is that
> an omission from the description, or did you miss that step?
No, I did do that.
On Jan 3, 2007, at 2:48 PM, Steve Holdoway wrote:
> Did you install a bootstrap and set the partition to be bootable?
No! In fact, I didn't realize that was necessary since I dd'ed the
image onto the drive.
I guess I "just assumed" that the image included the necessary
bootstrap. Could you point me to a description of how to go about
putting one on the cf?
> On Wed, 3 Jan 2007 13:15:31 -0800
> Greg Shenaut <gkshenaut at ucdavis.edu> wrote:
>> Hi, in May I bought a net4801-60. I got pulled away from that project
>> before I could actually use it for anything, but over the holidays, I
>> tried to install monowall on it without success.
>> Here's what I did.
>> I have two SanDisk 512gb cf devices. I downloaded the most recent
>> beta of monowall, and then used a lexar firewire flash reader and dd
>> to install it. I am using a Powerbook, so this involved putting in
>> the firewire cable, unmounting the resulting volume, and then dd'ing
>> to the drive. I was able to read back what I wrote using cmp.
>> Next, I put inserted the cf drive into the socket on the soekris and
>> connected using a keyspan usb/serial cable and kermit. I got the boot
>> messages and interacted with the BIOS from the console, but every
>> time I tried to boot the soekris, it eventually stopped with a simple
>> "boot error" message (and no other discernable error report). I tried
>> it with the other Sandisk, and I also tried two other versions of
>> In summary: two different 512G Sandisks, three different versions of
>> monowall, Lexar firewire CF reader, Powerbook, OS/X 10.4.8,
>> net4801-60 : "boot error".
>> What I suspect, assuming that I don't have a DOA Soekris, is that
>> there is something wrong with my copying the image onto the cf
>> device. The light on the cf reader blinks when I write, so something
>> is going on with it, but maybe there is some kind of byte order or
>> sector mapping problem, or maybe it's not really writing onto the cf
>> device at all but into a buffer.
>> The net4801 appears to have the most recent BIOS (128).
>> What should I try next?
>> Greg Shenaut
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