Trying (and failing) to boot LFS from a Compact Flash card

Ken Moffat ken at
Fri Oct 7 11:18:42 PDT 2005

On Fri, 7 Oct 2005, Jason Gurtz wrote:

> On 10/7/2005 10:11, Ken Moffat wrote:
>>   I've never tried booting from CF, but I think I've seen people
>> mentioning that it is very slow to "start" (I think there used to be
>> patches, perhaps for 2.4, to add a delay).
> I notice that a lot of embedded x86 hardware uses IDE attached CF as a
> boot device.  Maybe that's because it inits faster?  There are adapters
> CF->IDE and also the odd, fits-right-in-a-40/44-pin-socket, type.
> ~Jason

  I thought it was the CF itself that was slow to start, but certainly 
waiting for a chain of usb devices to appear is going to be slooow ( 
based on what I see when I plug my camera in).

  das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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