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 From:  "Brian R. Watters" <brwatters at abs dash internet dot com>
 To:  "'Brandon Holland'" <brandon at cookssaw dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Optimizing boot time
 Date:  Sat, 24 Jan 2004 16:44:11 -0800

Not sure how much quicker it could be .. We get less than 20 sec from start
to finish on reboot on three of our firewalls .. Thanks pretty darn fast 

-----Original Message-----
From: Brandon Holland [mailto:brandon at cookssaw dot com] 
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 4:42 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] Optimizing boot time

Anyone have any tips for optimizing boot time on a standard  pc using
generic-pc-cdrom m0n0wall version?
Since space isn't an issue on the cd-rom version, there are probably some
things that could be done to m0n0wall (the way it's packaged and loaded )
itself, but I presume It's not done since the main goal is to offer routing
ability to embedded appliances and doing this'd take away time from other
I wish I could hack the PC's bios to get it to quit quick checking the RAM.
The smallest stick I have is 128, and it's still too long :'(
Then it's got that stupid fading logo, that adds another 5 seconds to boot.
Man, I need to start writing BIOS's :'( Brandon