[syslinux] Slow performance booting USB device with 3.xx version
amadvance at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 07:56:54 PST 2005
With the new 3.01 and 3.07 version I found a big slowdown booting from
On my PC it takes more than 2 minutes to load the kernel and the
initrd filesystem. Compared with the previous behaviour of syslinux
2.13 with takes only 10 seconds or little more.
The BIOS boots in FDD mode (DriveNumber variable is 0). I've also
tried to disable the EDD support in the source. But the boot process
takes always a long time.
I've also a PC which boots in HDD mode (DriveNumber has the highest
bit set) and it is also slower, approx 20 seconds compared to the
I don't understand where this slowdown come from. Which changed
exactly from the 2.13 version ? Peter, do you have some hints for my
I'm very interested in the new FAT32 support, but I don't like to have
regression from the previous version.
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