[openbeos] Re: x86 boot loader milestone

  • From: Michael Phipps <mphipps1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 14:51:05 -0400

Jared - 

In my case, there are a number of reasons.
1) It is an embedded system. I don't need a HD - I need about 200 meg of 
storage (BeOS plus a couple of apps). 
2) CF is small and lightweight. Nice for small form factor machines.
3) CF is silent.
4) CF is significantly faster for cases with seeking. Booting your machine is 
seek intensive. With CF it is a lot faster. I won't show the numbers until I 
have a boot sequence that I am happy with (with drivers and all), but, well, 
get your catsup ready. :-D


On 2004-04-22 at 01:52:50 [-0400], Jared Eldredge wrote:
> i dont get it : BeOS boots in what, 15 seconds?
> are we really trying to decrease boot time?  it doesn't seem painful to me at 
> all when (if ever) i have to reboot.  so why the efforts?  
> personally i think its a neat idea - but only for the sake of 'it would be 
> cool if it works'.  i highly doubt that you can reduce boot times 
> significantly without storing the entirety of the critical OS components on 
> the flash card.  but hey, i'm a pessimist.  if you can make me boot in 5 
> seconds i'll eat my words :)
> -jared

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