[LinuxBIOS] etherboot/filo + sata startup timing

Ronald G Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Tue Apr 25 00:02:21 CEST 2006

Ward Vandewege wrote:

> This is only a problem for a cold boot, i.e. from power off. If I do a warm
> reboot, the system boots fine.
> Is there something that can be done about this? It seems silly to have to
> introduce delays in the bootup sequence to make booting from SATA possible,
> particularly since fast bootup is one of LinuxBIOS's strengths.

this problem goes back to our very first boot some six years ago. Amazing.

ATA has outrageous boot delays. I'm sorry to see that SATA has them too. 
I have no good idea how to fix this, unless we can train FILO to know 
that we're coming into boot from power on reset.


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