[Soekris] Boot Error with net5501

Eric Boudrand dev at boudrand.net
Tue May 19 16:03:35 UTC 2009


Hi,

You are correct. The command must be :
dd if=pfsense.img of=/dev/sdb bs=16k

I have just tested it.

Regards.

Eric

Le mardi 19 mai 2009 à 17:18 +0200, ml-soekris at thornton.info a écrit :
> Hi,
> 
> Maybe I'm wrong but the pfsense image I have includes the MBR and
> therefore should be sent to /dev/sdb and not /dev/sdb1
> 
> 	dd if=pfsense.img of=/dev/sdb bs=16k
> 
> If you send it to /dev/sdb1 it will be invalid for booting as the file
> system starts later.
> 
> You can verify if your image contains the MBR by using gpart:
> 
> 	gpart -dgv pfsense.img
> 
> On my copy partitions 1-3 are null and partition 4 is set to type 165.
> 
> Rgds,
> 
> Simon
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: soekris-tech-bounces at lists.soekris.com
> [mailto:soekris-tech-bounces at lists.soekris.com] On Behalf Of Eric
> Boudrand
> Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 16:31
> To: soekris-tech at lists.soekris.com
> Subject: Re: [Soekris] Boot Error with net5501
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I made the test as you suggested and I got a "boot error" message. I
> have copied a pfSense image. I have the same result with M0n0wall. 
> I have done under Linux :
> dd if=pfsense.img of=/dev/sdb1 bs=16k
> 
> If I plug a SATA drive, the boot message is :
> GRUB Loading stage1.5
> GRUB loading, please wait
> Error 18
> I am not surprised by this error because menu.lst file is located in a
> partition that is 100GB far from the beginning of the drive... I am not
> very sure it will work ;-)
> 
> Is someone using a Monowall on 2 GB CF card with net5501 ?
> 
> Regards.
> 
> Eric Boudrand
> 
> 
> 
> Le lundi 18 mai 2009 à 13:58 -0800, TechKid PC a écrit :
> > Have you tried booting off the CF card on a desktop system using a
> CF->IDE 
> > adapter to make sure the card is setup correctly? That was one of my 
> > problems initially. I never had the CF card bootloader setup correctly
> and 
> > had a misconfigured lilo.
> > 
> > If that is not the case also make sure that the boot drive is set to 80
> in 
> > the soekris combios. (I also had to disable partition boot).
> > 
> > Tom
> > 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: <dev at boudrand.net>
> > To: <soekris-tech at lists.soekris.com>
> > Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 6:34 AM
> > Subject: [Soekris] Boot Error with net5501
> > 
> > 
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I am using a net5501 but I am not able to boot. I am getting a "Boot
> > > Error" message. The console returns :
> > >
> > > POST: 012345689bcefghips1234ajklnopqr,,,tvwxy
> > >
> > > comBIOS ver. 1.33  20070103  Copyright (C) 2000-2007 Soekris
> Engineering.
> > >
> > > net5501
> > >
> > > 0512 Mbyte Memory                        CPU Geode LX 500 Mhz
> > >
> > > Pri Mas  SanDisk SDCFH2-002G             LBA Xlt 992-64-63  2001
> Mbyte
> > >
> > > Slot   Vend Dev  ClassRev Cmd  Stat CL LT HT  Base1    Base2   Int
> > > -------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > 0:01:2 1022 2082 10100000 0006 0220 08 00 00 A0000000 00000000 10
> > > 0:06:0 1106 3053 02000096 0117 0210 08 40 00 0000E101 A0004000 11
> > > 0:07:0 1106 3053 02000096 0117 0210 08 40 00 0000E201 A0004100 05
> > > 0:08:0 1106 3053 02000096 0117 0210 08 40 00 0000E301 A0004200 09
> > > 0:09:0 1106 3053 02000096 0117 0210 08 40 00 0000E401 A0004300 12
> > > 0:14:0 104C AC23 06040002 0107 0210 08 40 01 00000000 00000000
> > > 0:20:0 1022 2090 06010003 0009 02A0 08 40 80 00006001 00006101
> > > 0:20:2 1022 209A 01018001 0005 02A0 08 00 00 00000000 00000000
> > > 0:21:0 1022 2094 0C031002 0006 0230 08 00 80 A0005000 00000000 15
> > > 0:21:1 1022 2095 0C032002 0006 0230 08 00 00 A0006000 00000000 15
> > > 1:00:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 40 00 0000D001 A4000000 10
> > > 1:01:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 40 00 0000D101 A4001000 07
> > > 1:02:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 40 00 0000D201 A4002000 10
> > > 1:03:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 40 00 0000D301 A4003000 07
> > >
> > > 1 Seconds to automatic boot.   Press Ctrl-P for entering Monitor.
> > > Boot error
> > >
> > > I had a similar issue with a 2GB Kingston CF. As it is recommended on
> the
> > > Soekris web site, I have bougth a 2GB SanDisk Ultra II. But, I still
> have
> > > the same error. Is the issue due to a CF ?
> > >
> > > Regards.
> > >
> > > Eric Boudrand
> > >
> > >
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