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

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Aug 6 22:56:01 CDT 2015

On 08/06/2015 08:20 PM, Josh Dersch wrote:
> You might check whether the BIOS config is set to autodetect drives
> at startup; in many BIOSes each IDE channel can be set to Auto/None
> or a specific config.  Try setting all installed drives to a specific
> configuration, and any unused channels to None.  Autodetection can
> sometimes take a long time.  I also find that detection of cd/dvd
> drives is sometimes very slow...
> (apologies for top-posting, responding on my phone which has a
> primitive editor...)

I already do that.  Note that the "dead time" occurs before getting the 
message "Inspecting IDE configuration", so I don't think it's that. 
Network boot is turned off, BTW.


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