It would be nice if it was possible to speed up the system boot time, from power on to images on the wire.
I have not looked into this at all, but some ideas:
1) Benchmark current boot process
2) Strip out as much as possible
3) custom kernel
4) custom bootloader
Should be a fairly easy project, at least for the beginning steps.
Somewhere around 1-2 sec would be ideal. --aegdss 17:09:32, 2008-09-05 (CDT)