> > Now the system hangs for about 20 seconds at the BIOS drive > detection, > > and at the FBSD atapi controller detection. > > Are you using ATAPICAM? If so, it's probably the SCSI settling. > That's adjustable in the kernel configuration.
The string 'atapicam' does not appear in my /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/CUSTOM customized kernel config file. Is that what you meant? I did find that string in LINT, but I'm not using it. I may have misled you in my post. What I should have said is, the system hangs for about 20 seconds at the BIOS drive detection, and then there is another 20 second delay when FBSD is detecting devices, *after* it displays the line about finding the atapi controller. It displays that line concerning the atapi controller, issues 2 cr/lf and pauses for that 20 seconds. It then continues to load without error, all devices are detected properly and I can read and write to them. I really think this delay may be more related to hardware than software. I just booted the system to an MS-DOS diskette, and the delay is still there. I have no special settings in BIOS. BTW: I've also posted this to alt.comp.hardware. No joy yet. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"