Why very long boot when network wire disconnected ?

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Why very long boot when network wire disconnected ?

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Hello,
It is just by curiosity...

When I boot my x1000 without network wire connected it takes very long time to boot (5 minutes).
With the network wire, the boot time is normal.

I have tested too on my Pegasos2 (when I had it) to compare and I didn't have this problem.

Apparently, it seems normal on x1000 (i was afraid at first boot and amigakit said me to plug a wire)

Is somebody else have the same symptom ?
And is somebody knows why it's different that on a Pegasos2 ?

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Re: Why very long boot when network wire disconnected ?

Post by abalaban »

What is long? The delay for the software system to boot (i.e. it is also long when doing a soft reset) or time CFE needs to initialize itself and the whole hardware (i.e. only a cold boot is long)?

The first is well known since years and you probably did some tweaks to your system startup on the Peg, the second is due to CFE initializing the GFX card and depend on the card itself some takes longer to initialize than other.

PS: what is the Peg2 system update level?

EDIT: reading this other post I realize the network-startup is already available to the end-user and that some X1000 were shipped with a strange modification of its launch (see what Xenic did on his machine, he's perfectly right the network-startup is intended to be run in parallel from the rest of the startup-sequence, add anything that needs network at the end of your network startup they will just be launched once the network is up)
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Re: Why very long boot when network wire disconnected ?

Post by zzd10h »

Thank you abalaban:
I stay on the Workbench launch screen for a long time.

I'm not in front of my x1000 but I have a copy of my Startup-Sequence :

If EXISTS S:Network-Startup
;Run >NIL: <NIL: *>NIL: Execute S:Network-Startup
Execute S:Network-Startup
EndIf

=> I didn't reinstall AmigaOS since I have received my x1000, therefore certainly the same problem than Xenic.

Have to try to decomment ";Run >NIL..." and to comment "Execute..." this evening.
Sorry for this post, the answer was still in another post :oops:

Thank again ;)
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Re: Why very long boot when network wire disconnected ?

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Right,
even without the network wire, the boot is fine now ;)

Thank you Abalaban
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Re: Why very long boot when network wire disconnected ?

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I commend-out the network-startup in my startup-sequence ans use the WBstartup-prefs .

In WBstartup-prefs select the networkinterfacefile (100Mbit in my case) and add it to the Startup-apps.
Then i put inside the networkinterfacefile the tooltype DONOTWAIT and as startprogramm addnetinterfaces

Also nice boot into Workbench ;)
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Re: Why very long boot when network wire disconnected ?

Post by Hans-Joerg Frieden »

zzd10h wrote:And is somebody knows why it's different that on a Pegasos2 ?
Just a wild guess, but do you have a time server entered in your time preferences? I recently got a similar problem, and it turned out it was the time server that was unreachable.
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Re: Why very long boot when network wire disconnected ?

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Thanks but it was not a time server problem,
it was simply a wrong startup-sequence issue.
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