[Beowulf] reboot without passing through BIOS?

Bogdan Costescu Bogdan.Costescu at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu Jul 31 06:33:19 EDT 2008


On Wed, 30 Jul 2008, David Mathog wrote:

> If one were to build nodes without ECC memory

Some years ago when I have done this, I have also instituted a 
schedule of running memory tests every several weeks-months. The time 
taken by these tests has made the BIOS loading time insignificant... 
if time was your main reason for this question.

> Is there a way to configure a machine to reboot by having the OS 
> pass control directly to the boot loader, and so skip the BIOS?

If your mainboard supports LinuxBIOS/coreboot, you could run that 
instead.

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Bogdan Costescu

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