boot process is too slow during installation

Dag-ErlingSmørgrav des at
Fri Nov 28 16:40:09 PST 2003

Zhang Shu <zhang at> writes:
> When I install netbsd with the same floppy drive, it turns to be pretty
> fast. So I guess this is a FreeBSD problem but do not know where it is...

FreeBSD's boot code reads the disk sector by sector rather than track
by track.  Last time I brought this up I was told that "it doesn't
matter on modern drives"...  I wouldn't be surprised if track-by-track
turns out to be 18 times faster than sector-by-sector with USB drives.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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