nbache wrote:What benefit would you expect from that? Just loading amigaboot is hardly the bottleneck of booting, even if it has to happen from FFS.
I think what Vox means is not things like loading amigaboot, but all file systems supported. CFE is said to support Ext2, but as per my tests above, I can't get it to work. FAT16/32 should work but there have been issues with this file system for years. Even with FFS and other file systems there are issues loading from HDD. Kickstart does work but loading Linux files always fails.
From recent testing I found I cannot use CFE with flash drives in my USB ports. I can leave it plugged in or plug it in after CFE is set up. But USB flash drives are not detected. The only way I can use flash drives is when plugged into the USB ports of my Mac keyboard. Now, given the usual X1000 owner wouldn't be using a Mac keyboard, how can they use USB flash drives in CFE normally when they don't work when plugged in directly?
On top of this is the usual instability of CFE when amigaboot has loaded. Whatever it does, I don't know, but if amigaboot is loaded at all then quits for whatever reason it corrupts CFE and it crashes within seconds.
It's no wonder CFE has had a high amount of criticism levelled at it. UBoot wasn't thought of very highly. But I bet it was welcomed back in the X5000. Whatever version it is, UBoot has certainly been more stable. It may have bugs but it never crashed without good reason.