after GRUB, i see black screen about 30 seconds!!
i have the same thing when booting from systems on an SD card. the system installed to the harddisk has no delay at all (much preferred).
any suggestions about eliminating the dead time would be appreciated (since i boot these systems multiple times daily).
ps i hadn't touched any settings in the BIOS. the behavior changed with some d-u. a month or two ago. but now i'll try changing the above mentioned setting and see what happens.