about linux, linuxbios and bootup times

Ronald G. Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Fri Sep 10 11:11:01 CEST 2004

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004, Dave Aubin wrote:

> FYI: I've heard a bproc setup gets going in about 10 seconds from power
> on to running.

yes indeed.

> 1.  Linux bios configures the MB (takes about 1-2 seconds for me and my
> Tyan)
> 2.  Then it jumps to the linux kernel itself embedded on the BIOS itself

you want to copy that to ram ...
> 3.  Kernel is done loading about 5 to 10 seconds later and you're at cli
> prompt.

yes, we used to do that. fast. 


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