[LinuxBIOS] etherboot/filo + sata startup timing
ward at gnu.org
Fri May 12 16:10:12 CEST 2006
On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 02:44:12AM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * Ward Vandewege <ward at gnu.org> [060512 02:16]:
> > 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.
> can you add a delay(5); or delay(10); before grub_main(); in main/filo.c
> and see if that helps?
Yes, delay(5) does the trick. Maybe this could be made into a configurable
Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator
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