[coreboot] slow load times

Myles Watson mylesgw at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 17:11:03 CET 2009

On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 3:39 PM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 8:26 PM, Myles Watson <mylesgw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The other interesting problem I have is that when I cold boot into SeaBIOS,
>> the drives aren't detected.  If I restart the machine after this happens, it
>> won't boot fully into Linux until I boot the factory BIOS.  This doesn't
>> happen if I stop the boot process by holding reset until the drives spin up
>> on cold boot.
> Isn't this the classic problem where coreboot/seabios are ready before
> the drives are? If so it's a 10 year old problem, which we have fixed
> several times in other places. I note kevin now has a fix in :-)

Yes.  The interesting part was that Linux won't boot when reset after
a failure.  I was wondering what was getting misconfigured.  It's
strange for grub to be able to load the kernel, but then not have the
kernel be able to configure the drives.


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