> Dunno about you, but for me the kernel itself takes some time
> to come up and handle things over to init. Not covering that
> time would just feel... unfinished.
Just very few seconds in most of the systems, would we have to
bother with that very few time? A black screen isn't so bad.
> I'd rather not compare ourselves with XP all too closely.
Agree :) But if they could put a mpeg video while booting
the kernel, they'd have done it ;)
> You have SCSI disks only, I presume?
Only ide here. That's the only part that seems to "stall" more
than other parts.
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