Kernel ideX=noprobe flags

Another one that has a profound effect for me is to tell the kernel not to probe unnecessary devices.

I’m working on laptop with a hard drive and a DVD-CDRW — assigned to ide0 and ide1, respectively, which I can see during a normal boot sequence.

I’m going to assume this machine prods no farther than ide2 and ide3 for the secondary master and slave device, and add these lines to my kernel boot line in Grub.

ide2=noprobe ide3=noprobe

With this, my 300Mhz laptop gets to the login prompt in under 30 seconds. Adding X will no doubt make the boot time a little longer, but I think I have it down quite a bit over my best boot times now.

About these ads

0 Responses to “Kernel ideX=noprobe flags”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Visit the Wiki!

Some recent desktops

May 6, 2011
Musca 0.9.24 on Crux Linux
150Mhz Pentium 96Mb 8Gb CF

May 14, 2011
IceWM 1.2.37 and Arch Linux
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

Some recent games

Apr. 21, 2011
Oolite on Xubuntu 11.04
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts.

Join 405 other followers


This work is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Please see the About page for details.

Blog Stats

  • 3,963,682 hits



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 405 other followers

%d bloggers like this: