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Topic: M0n0 on USB Drive.  (Read 14927 times)
« on: March 21, 2007, 18:22:16 »
drbeep *
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Any help would be great!
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 23:29:40 »
mariusmotea *
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I use an 512 Mb Super Stick from Kingmax with MSI K9NGM-L motherboard .Monowall 1.22 , 1.23 and 1.3b2 work fine .Monowall 1.3b2 boot very fast, i belive its support USB 2.0.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007, 00:38:44 »
clarknova ***
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I posted about this on the mailing list. I had no luck trying to boot from usb using 1.3b2. You can search the list archives for "invalid slice" if you want the dirty details.

I Googled a bit and found directions for using windows and freebsd to create bootable usb drives, but I don't have windows or freebsd at home to try these methods, nor did either method look very applicable to my particular problem.

db
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2007, 17:52:53 »
luke *
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Your motherboard must support booting form a USB drive.
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2007, 21:16:10 »
mariusmotea *
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not only booting from USB drive .AsRock K8NF6P-VSTA boot from USB ,but the system freeze whem Monowall is loading
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2007, 07:00:32 »
clarknova ***
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Your motherboard must support booting form a USB drive.

My USB drive shows up in the BIOS setup as an ide drive. Not sure if that qualifies as usb-boot support or not. Anyway, it starts to boot off the usb drive, but doesn't get off the ground.

I'm using an ASUS M2NBP-VM CSM. Not sure if the motherboard is the problem, but it seems to be a good board otherwise, ie, it runs monowall 1.3b2 very well off a cf card under decent load.

db
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2007, 04:20:31 »
tmancill
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I'm having the same problem on an OpenBrick-E.  The system boots from a USB stick just fine using SYSLINUX (to boot Devil Linux), but the m0nowall boot hangs with a single '-' character.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,
tony
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2007, 19:50:56 »
drbeep *
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I'm following up on my question.

I did get the usb drive to boot. I'm using an Intel 945 mobo thats supports USB Booting.

I used the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool to format the drive with a bootable FS. Then I followed the instructions in the setup guide for m0n0wall to complete the install.

Works like a charm. I'm going on 3 months without a manual reboot.

Cheers.
Drbeep.
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2007, 07:10:22 »
clarknova ***
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Thanks for the follow-up. I looked into the HP tool you mentioned and it appears to be Windows only. Anybody know of a comparable *nix tool?

Incidentally, doesn't writing the mono image using physdiskwrite or dd create a partition, file system and MBR in the process? I'm having trouble grasping the concept that any prior prep should affect the bootability of the imaged drive.

db
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2009, 20:14:30 »
your_mother *
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I realize this is an ancient thread, but could you supply some more detail on getting m0n0 onto a USB stick?  I'm no newby [in fact, I have several bootable FreeBSD USB sticks laying around], but this hasn't been as simple as:

format with HP utility & 'gzcat *.img | dd of=/dev/da0 bs=16k'

It least it hasn't been for me.

Pointers?
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