Re: RAmdisk&umsdos+startup speed

From: Vesa-Pekka Palmu (
Date: Sun Jul 09 2000 - 22:03:05 CEST

> I've got the same problem, bootup and shutdown both take a long time.
> Especially on a laptop. Being very lazy, I have not studied the
> bootup/shutdown scripts much, but suspect it has something to do with the
> config files being archived. My theory, (only a guess), is that mu is doing
> something like...

Yes it might be something like that. I have checked the rc.5 file
that mu uses when booting up, and it calls "setup -a addons" then
prints the "setup is inspecting your computer ;)" and then calls
setup -a custom. I think that the setup -a custom bit isn't important
on a full umsdos/ext2 install (I'm going to test this teory) and the
setup -a custom sets up all deamons, mouse etc.

I have also noticed that you can configure given packets bu calling
"setup usr" "setup x11" etc. so _PERHAPS_ I could get my boot
up faster by configuring only required bits and pieces at startup.

I haven't yet had the time (or intrest) to tweak the shutdown

I'll let you know if i manage to get something done.

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