[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD on a Soekris 4801 with CF Card
george at ceetonetechnology.com
Wed Jul 9 16:51:17 EDT 2008
I have done this many times for years, but since it's so infrequent, I
tend to reinvent the wheel each time it's done. Therefore, I thought
I'd post to 'talk' for others' benefit. . . and so that maybe I'll
rediscover this post the next time I google about it :)
Background: I usually boot a box on a FBSD cd with the CF card in a
reader and install there. . .
The CF card shows up as a 'da' device, ie, da (4)
Minimal install of FreeBSD.
Once install is done, I go to the shell (ALT-f4) and make the following
changes before the bootstrap box is rebooted:
change the install box's network adapter to the Soekris' sis
change the 'da' devices to 'ad0'. . . and remove CD drive (s)
I'll probably dump in a noatime in there. . .
PermitRootLogin yes as it's needed to do initial configurations
add hw.ata.ata_dma="0" to deal with DMA errors of a 2 gig CF card and
Once on box, I also do an:
atacontrol mode ad0 pi04 (instead of the default UDMA100)
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