Re: Slow floppy boot
Paul Winkler wrote:
> I boot linux (presently Debian 2.1) from a floppy disk. Before Debian 2.0, I
> had no problems, since then however the boot process takes between 6 and 7
> minutes to complete! It used to take only a few seconds.
> I notice when the floppy is being prepared by the installation program a
> calibration of some sort is performed and number is generated which is supposed
> to be included in /etc/driveprm. I have tried this with no success.
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced.
I can't answer your question directly but booting off the hard drive is
much faster. You could install the boot loader lilo to do this.
Compiling your kernel can speed your boot up also.