Many thanks for your help.
I have another question for this board.
I have a sata2 drive on its sata2 port and a sata3 drive on its sata3 port.
If I run hdparm on both drives (both 1TB) they return almost the same data. The sata3 being about 8% faster than sata2.
Does this sound reasonable?
Your thoughts on this subject greatfully received.
Don't have a clue when it comes to hdparm these days as it simply returns this kind of information with any command.
HDIO_SET_32BIT failed: Invalid argument
HDIO_SET_UNMASKINTR failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
HDIO_SET_DMA failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
HDIO_GET_UNMASKINTR failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
HDIO_GET_DMA failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
This is on IDE drives, when seen as sda devices.
[root@littleboy ~]# hdparm -i /dev/sdc
HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(identify) failed: Invalid argument
HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed: Invalid argument
[root@littleboy ~]# sdparm -i /dev/sdc
/dev/sdc: ST310003 33AS
malformed VPD response, VPD pages probably not supported
That being said, I'm still curious as to why one would think booting from a primary partition would slow down a booting process? I boot from both primary and logical partitions and don't see any relative difference in boot times. Different kernels
boot relatively faster or slower, but the same
kernel booting the same
OS, on either
primary or logical partitions gives relatively equal