Problems booting 4.8R PicoBSD

Chuck T. freebsdfan at
Thu Jul 17 14:50:24 PDT 2003

Well ... to be perfectly honest I'm blown away by m0n0wall 
( ) since thewall no longer comes anywhere close to 
fitting on a floppy I'm not sure I have much to offer.

The primary reason I was playing around with it again was because I had 
submitted a kernel bug report that was closed due to "feedback timeout".  
Since I had some time on my hands I wanted to see if I could reproduce the 
problem.  From browsing the CVS logs it looks like the problem was fixed 19 
months ago (in /sys/netinet/ip_icmp.c, revision 1.62).

>From: Jon Disnard <diz at>
>To: "Chuck T." <freebsdfan at>
>CC: freebsd-small at
>Subject: Re: Problems booting 4.8R PicoBSD
>Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 15:37:34 -0500
>So can we expect an updated TheWall soon?
>Chuck T. wrote:
>>I found my problem ... I was booting on card with a National Geode 
>>processor (formally Cyrix GXm) and I didn't have a cpu I586_CPU line in my 
>>configuration file.  The good news is that the kernel panic I ran into in 
>>4.4R has been fixed and I can now boot using a TFTP only version of 
>>pxeboot.  The bad news is that my project fit on a single floppy when 
>>built on 4.5R, but now even without the huge dhcp client it no longer 
>>fits.  Oh well, I've moved to a compact flash based system anyway so it's 
>>not an issue for me.
>>Thanks for the help Bob.
>>>Ah, I understand (sort of). I now remember I once tried tftp-only (ages 
>>>ago, around 4.5R) and it didn't work so I didn't pursue it.
>>>Bob Bishop            +44 (0)118 977 4017
>>>rb at        fax +44 (0)118 989 4254
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