Long Boot Time

Les Niles lniles at Narus.com
Wed Jan 29 15:46:01 CST 2003

Jeremy and the rest of the Dell folks, here's a bit of 

That's a poor design decision.  Every other server I've 
used has a BIOS option to disable the extended memory 
test.  That let's me decide whether the added safety of 
doing the test on every boot is worth the much longer 
boot time, in my particular application.  

The only reason I can think of for forcing the test on 
every boot is if you're using really flakey memory. :)

  -les  lniles at narus.com

Jeremy_Sheard at dell.com [mailto:Jeremy_Sheard at dell.com] wrote:
> Jason,
> The only option is to hit the "Spacebar" (this will 
> skip/bypass the Memory
> Count), thus...allowing the server to boot faster.
> Regards,
> Jeremy Sheard
> DELL Server Support
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Desai, Jason [mailto:jase at sensis.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 2:00 PM
> To: linux-poweredge at exchange.dell.com
> Subject: Long Boot Time
> This is not necessarily Linux specific, but does anyone know 
> how to speed up
> the boot time on the PE6650?  I have 8 GB of ram in it, and 
> it stays on the
> Dell boot screen with the white bar going across for over 5 
> minutes.  I did
> not see any option in the BIOS that looked like it could 
> speed this up.
> Does anyone have any ideas?  Thanks.
> Jason

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