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Re: Very slow boot process with Tyan MB and OBSD 2.7.
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Very slow boot process with Tyan MB and OBSD 2.7.
- From: "C. Bensend" <benny_(_at_)_bennyvision_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 07:23:29 -0600 (EST)
On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, Nick Holland wrote:
> I saw some machines of roughly this vintage (NECs, Phoenix BIOS) which
> shipped with all four IDE drives set to "AUTO" (as in "autodetect")
> which took an eternity to boot (DOS/Windows 95!) until you went in and
> set the non-existant drive types to "NONE". It's a long shot, but
> might be worth a try.
> Hmmm...another thought: Try turning off the IDE support in the BIOS.
> The thought being, if the OS sees no IDE support hardware, it probably
> won't spend any time looking for a drive.
Nick & list,
I've gone through the BIOS and disabled any
of the IDE stuff I can (which wasn't much, not too
many options are availible).
I'm guessing if this ends up annoying me
enough, I'll end up replacing the POS motherboard
with a more modern version. :)
Thanks much for the suggestions!
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