ollie lho ollie at
Sun Sep 29 20:54:00 CEST 2002

On Mon, 2002-09-30 at 07:00, Christopher Bergeron wrote:
> Sunday, September 29, 2002, 5:26:37 PM, you wrote:
> RGM> On Sun, 29 Sep 2002, Christopher Bergeron wrote:
> >> Can anyone give me advice on what will acheive the fastest boot time?
> >>  My options are the LinuxBIOS coupled with a DOC root or with root
> >>  configured on hda1 (IDE).  I boot into X and I'll need standard
> >>  modules loaded.  I'd like to fit the entire install on a DOC but only
> >>  IF I'll get a faster load/boot.
> RGM> Fasted boot I've seen is with the kernel in DoC, then mount /dev/hda1 as
> RGM> /.
> So DoC _IS_ faster than IDE?  If this is the case, why should it be
> that mounting it with /dev/hda1 as root would make for a faster boot?
> By my logic, I would think that having /boot and /root on a DoC would
> make it faster.

DoC _IS_NOT_ faster than IDE. IDE HD has the problem it need to spin up 
before taking any command while DoC does not. This spin up time delays
you booting speed. On the other hand, once spun up IDE HD is much faster
than DoC. 


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