Hi Alex,

my default u-boot config waits (i think) 10 seconds for user input before continuing to boot the linux kernel...this could be lowered (or removed for the adventurous).

I would also mention that I have seen some postings on this list regarding patches to u-boot to speed up boot time.

Kevin

--- On Mon, 3/2/09, Brad Nelson <nelsobra@onid.orst.edu> wrote:
From: Brad Nelson <nelsobra@onid.orst.edu>
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Couple Quick Questions about Gumstix
To: gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Date: Monday, March 2, 2009, 2:40 AM

Hi Alex,

Boot time will vary greatly depending on what you need your Gumstik to do
and how much time you want to put into configuring it. My Overo takes about
20s to get to the login prompt. It just a plain-jane console installation
with a few unneeded init.d scripts disabled. Depending on what you need, it
will take more/less time to boot up. Out of the box, it comes with a GUI
environment loaded (xwindows) which takes a minute or two (more maybe? it's
a while) to come all the way up.

If you only need a simple program to start running and don't need any
peripherals for it to run, you can make that program to start earlier in the
boot process using the "update-rc.d" command.

I know there are low power modes and that people are using them but that's
all I can say because I don't use them.

Best of luck,
Brad


Alex Behrens - Next Generation Consulting wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> I looked through the site and couldn't find the answers I'm
looking for. I
> just have a couple quick questions:
>
>
> 1) What is the typical boot time of the gumstix boards? Is this
> something that can altered at all (turn off different parts, features,
> etc)?
>
> 2) Are the low power/sleep modes?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Alex Behrens
> Next Generation Computer Consulting
> Owner
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