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Elv13

Elv13

Member Since 31 Jul 2005
Offline Last Active Dec 18 2010 07:46 AM
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Speeding up boot

05 August 2010 - 06:19 AM

Hi

I use Linux and OS X (dual boot) on my Mac Book Pro 3.1 (pre-unibody). The boot is not as fast as I would like it to be. I have built a custom grub bootloader for EFI (no bios emulation, no rEFIt). It work great and is as fast as the built in OSX one. That said, the part before the boot loader, the gray screen, is very slow.

It take about 5-6 second to past the initial gray screen. As EFI is modular, does someone ever tried to slim this part down? Or any tip to make it faster. Some of these new NetBook can boot in 8 second, EFI included, so, somwhow, it can be slimmed down. Linux boot in 7 second, so id it can cut EFI from 6 to 2 second, it will be as fast.

Any idea?
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