Subject: Re: offtopic: fast-booting pentium-class MB?
To: Jeff Rizzo <>
From: Brian Buhrow <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/01/2000 10:40:12
	Could you just disable everything you're not using, disable memory testing,
and go with that?  Also, how are you powering the unit and how did you
package it?

	What about a cheap laptop that you suspend, rather than reboot?
On Nov 1,  8:59am, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
} Subject: offtopic:  fast-booting pentium-class MB?
} Sorry for the not-directly-related post, but I figured the folks here
} would be the best to ask about something like this.
} I've built an MP3 player for my car (using NetBSD, natch!) with an
} old pentium-100 motherboard I salvaged, but no matter what I do, I can't
} get the overall boot time under about a minute.  Most of that time
} is taken up by BIOS checks... (I've gotten the NetBSD piece of it down to
} about 25 seconds; there may be more that I can shave off, but much of
} it seems to be in the kernel)
} So, does anyone have an inexpensive MB recommendation for a board
} which spends less than 10 seconds in its initial tests?  Or would I be
} better off pursuing a non-i386 solution? 
} Thanks,
} +j
} -- 
} Jeff Rizzo                               
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