[LinuxBIOS] Bochs is too slow while loading the Linux

Justin Cormack justin at street-vision.com
Wed Nov 30 19:08:31 CET 2005

On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 11:01 -0600, Richard Smith wrote:
> >
> > why on earth are you using bochs to load linux? that is totally unnecessary.
> As ron says you dont need bochs to load linux.  However, using your
> numbers you provided
> 512Megs in 12 seconds would be 43 MB/s.   To achieve that rate you
> must be using either a RAID setup or a >= 10k rpm drive.  That might
> explain why you need Bochs.

New 7200 rpm IDE disks give 60MB/s off the front end.

So not clear why Bochs is necessary.

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