I recently purchased an 8GB Patriot CF card, like this one .
I also have a Syba CF/Sata adapter.
I put these together into my mini-itx computer (connected via Sata cables, not USB) and booted an IPCop install. After going through all the options it gets to the point of creating the partitions and it returns an error saying it cannot partition the drive and then restarts.
I thought maybe I would have to format the CF card before I can install Linux, however when I use the Syba Sata converter with the USB cable option on my main PC (which runs Win7) I cannot format the drive. It detects it as a Mass Storage Device, but gives me no options to do anything (it does not even appear to let me transfer files).
Do I need to format the CF card before I can install IPCop v2.0.3 on it? Or is there potentially an issue with the CF card I purchased?