The time your BIOS takes depends on the configuration. I'm told that i can reduce that time by not auto-detecting things at POST.Quote:
NOTE: this was a cold boot, from the start of the bootloader to login.
To illustrate where the 9seconds comes from, here's the actuall boot process of linuxICE:
Kernel loads into memory
nGhost, icepanel, etc
POST takes about 10-12seconds,
Bootloader takes maybe 1s
Kernel -> Login takes 9s
Graphical Start takes 2-3s
nGhost and everything else < 1s.
Total = ~27s
After upgrading to 9.10, Kernel -> Login is about 3-5 seconds. Which would bring the total to 23 seconds.
Shaving off 5-6s from the bios would put the total boot time at 17-18s, which is what most people get in windows using hibernate.
The cool thing is, is LinuxICE is this fast without any tweaking like you'd have to do with windows to get it close to this fast. It loads to a full OS with all drivers loaded, wifi, networking etc.