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[Eng] 0.69 Second Debian Boot Time with ARM9 Board

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Technologic Systems' TS-7800 ARM9 single-board computer already had quite a bit going for it with its promised 2-second Debian boot times, but the company's now gone and let loose a new firmware upgrade that cuts that down to under a second -- 0.69 seconds, to be exact. As you might expect, that time is helped considerably by being able to boot the OS (Debian Sarge, specifically) off of the board's 512MB of NAND flash, and in that 0.69 seconds you will only get a linux shell prompt and access to the Busybox file system but, still, it is an OS booted in 0.69 seconds.
Source [Engadget]
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I could only imagine...no more potty break in the morning when I wake up and press the power button...
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So hawt...
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Nice, nice, nice.

I want what I want when I want it. Let's hope things continue to go this way and become mainstream.
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post #5 of 23
It's 0.69 Second till Shell boots!

how much can work with the Shell?
and how much of them want to (me not^^)?
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Truly impressive.

And considering how much time it takes to do it ona sys like that - I'd say - it shouldnt take over a minuete on the high-end systems I see here on OCN.

heck - perhaps even 30 secs! (if a hacked windoze on MY lame PC can take 1 min flat!)
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post #7 of 23
Good news to all the windozers always complaining about boot times... Or bad news, depending on how they look at it.

I wouldn't mind either way since I don't really ever have to reboot my Linux computers.
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Truly impressive.

And considering how much time it takes to do it ona sys like that - I'd say - it shouldnt take over a minuete on the high-end systems I see here on OCN.

heck - perhaps even 30 secs! (if a hacked windoze on MY lame PC can take 1 min flat!)
My PC boot in about 40 seconds, that include right to desktop. I actually thought that 40 seconds was a long time, but if you are waiting a minute plus I guess I am looking good. Anyway is this really impressive or is it just something to talk about. I am not a linux user so I cannot judge for myself.
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Huh, haven't thought about boot times for a while since I've started putting my Laptop into low-power mode. I can leave it in low power mode for like 2 days. And anytime I turn it back on it takes about as much time to snap back to life as moving your mouse to cancel a screensaver.

I wonder how long it'd take it to do a full boot of Linux+GUI+Services.
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My PC boot in about 40 seconds, that include right to desktop. I actually thought that 40 seconds was a long time, but if you are waiting a minute plus I guess I am looking good. Anyway is this really impressive or is it just something to talk about. I am not a linux user so I cannot judge for myself.
dude - what? are you kidding?

this isnt about OS's really.

less than a second to booT! lol - thats a feat man.

(btw - 40secs is pretty impressive! - RAID?)
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