DOC vs. IDE
christopher at bergeron.com
Wed Oct 23 11:05:01 CEST 2002
you can't fit X onto the DoC you can buy today.
Fasted boot I've seen is with the kernel in DoC, then mount /dev/hda1 as
Even an X like Qt embedded? My Zaurus only has 32Mb on it, and it boots
into X in about 4 seconds. While I don't expect _that_ speedy of a
boot, I would think I could achieve significantly less than 35(ish)
seconds it takes now. Also, did you factor in the IDE spinup boot delay
of having an IDE /. directory? If the DOC+IDE is faster, do you mean
throughput wise or time wise? I'm referring to an earlier message that
you replied to Todd Johnson and his boot times (message below). It
seemed as if the 2 emails conflict in what they're saying, so I just
wanted to ask for a little clarification (not doubting you, just a
little unclear on the principle).
Essentially what I'm wondering is if a small footprint X could be booted
into via DOC and if it would be faster than DOC+IDE (considering the IDE
Ronald G Minnich wrote:
>On Sun, 29 Sep 2002, Christopher Bergeron wrote:
>>Can anyone give me advice on what will acheive the fastest boot time?
>> My options are the LinuxBIOS coupled with a DOC root or with root
>> configured on hda1 (IDE). I boot into X and I'll need standard
>> modules loaded. I'd like to fit the entire install on a DOC but only
>> IF I'll get a faster load/boot.
>you can't fit X onto the DoC you can buy today.
>Fasted boot I've seen is with the kernel in DoC, then mount /dev/hda1 as
On Fri, 4 Oct 2002, Todd E. Johnson wrote:
> BTW, it seems that there is no booting action (Based on the Serial
>> output) until the HDD spins up. Is this a result of me keeping my root
>> file system on the HDD?
you can't do anything until the HDD spins up, and yes it's because you've
god file system on the HDD. There's not much to be done for this.
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