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Re: [opensuse-factory] About the Live CDs (PLEASE READ)
On Wed, 2012-06-13 at 09:55 +0200, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
Am 13.06.2012 07:54, schrieb Per Jessen:
Carlos E. R. wrote:
I have seen some server level PCs taking 15 minutes, measured with a
wall clock, to boot from a usb stick (text mode). That same computer
booted from CD to live under two minutes to a graphics system.

Carlos, apart from a "server level personal computer" being a bit of an
odd thing :-), that was surely a hardware issue. Anything I've
recently booted from USB definitely completed faster than from CD.

I think it is actually BIOS dependant -- I have seen many, even recent
BIOSes taking ages to load kernel and initrd from USB stick (5 minutes
wall clock) and loading the same kernel and initrd quickly from a CD.

Once the linux kernel takes over, this is mostly moot, but until then...

At work we had a simular problem. We made a bootable stick with a
thin-client. However, some people complaint that they couldn't boot from
USB. (Apple, locked-bios, old-bios, no-brains, etc)
Initially people wanted to have the whole content of the stick on a
cdrom, but we choose different: Specially for them we made a bootable
(syslinux) cdrom only containing boot-stuf. everything else was kept on
the stick.


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