Re: testing boot floppies 3.0.18
Nice clear review, Jeff.
On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 03:30:40PM -0500, Jeff Sheinberg wrote:
> o The default lilo configuration makes it impossible to
> interactive with lilo at boot time. This is really a poor
> choice for the default. Instead, the default lilo
> configuration should contain these commands in the lilo.conf
> timeout 300
Just press CapsLock or ScrollLock (or hold down Shift) before LILO
runs to get a "LILO: " prompt. However, forcing a prompt by default
does seems a little friendlier.
I think 30 seconds is excessive - two seconds is fine even for my
diminished reaction speeds.
> In addition, the custom boot floppy takes about 90 seconds to
> be read when it is booted, compared to only 30 seconds for the
> rescue.bin boot floppy. Since the rescue.bin image is used to
That sounds like a problem with the floppy's interleave factor. Can
you try a more conservative interleave? What was the interleave on the