g wrote: > Tim wrote: >> On Tue, 2008-12-16 at 15:47 -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote: >>> I doubt that you will see a practical five second boot on server or >>> workstation commercial hardware any time soon. >> Five seconds is probably ambitious, but I still like how my old Amiga >> would COLD BOOT in 13 seconds, warm boot was 11 seconds. That's from >> off, to fully working system. > > also, think about how much memory you had and was it 8 bit. hard drives? > One other thing - was the Amiga booting from ROM? I know my CP/M system with a 4mz Z80 booted almost instantly when using a RAM disk for drive A. 256k of extended addressing static RAM with an onboard battery backup and a smart disk controller board with its own 8085 processor and DMA memory moves. (4 5-1/4" floppies, 4 8" floppies, 3 MFM hard drives, and a memory drive - not that I had that many drives attached.) The Z80 board and the disk controller board booted from ROM, then loaded the OS. It took a bit longer booting from the hard drive. Now, if I just wanted the Z-80 monitor program, that was up as soon as the power supply was stable. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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