OT: Slow booting, was re: Booting an IBM MP 3000 S/390 System

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Aug 6 22:02:23 CDT 2015

On 08/06/2015 06:24 PM, Jay Jaeger wrote:
> Aside from memory tests, in my experience, sometimes slowness can be
> caused by a disk controller ROM (often on a SCSI controller) that
> gets invoked during the POST that slows things down - particularly if
> it also enumerates what is on the SCSI bus.

Nope, same-oh, same-oh right down to a configuration with nothing more 
than a single IDE drive and a video card.    The diagnosis of 2GB memory 
is immediate and then the thing just sits for a minute or more before 
finally showing the configuration (attached drives, etc.)


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