[LinuxBIOS] etherboot/filo + sata startup timing

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Fri May 12 02:16:39 CEST 2006

On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 01:13:20AM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > > Does it work with the etherboot filo btw?
> > 
> > Yes; that's what I've been using. But it _only_ works if I guarantee at least
> > 3 to 4 seconds of bootup delay; that's why I have the AUTOBOOT_DELAY set to
> > 5. But that doesn't work for Filo 0.5 - maybe it tries to find the disks
> > before doing the AUTOBOOT_DELAY?
> Yes, it immediately tries to load the menu.lst file. If you dont want a
> grub style menu you can disable USE_GRUB to get the old behavior

Actually, I was looking forward to having a GRUB style bootloader - for a
production machine in a datacenter that's a nice thing to have.


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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