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Old 09-29-2006, 07:42 PM   #1
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Grub - Delay before showing boot menu


I'm new to Linux and I have installed Fedora Core 5. Now I wonder why the system takes so long to boot. The GRUB bootloader shows the message

GRUB loading stage 2

Then it takes 4-5 seconds until the boot menu with the available kernels is displayed. Is this delay normal or is it because of a misconfigured GRUB?

Thanks in advance,
Old 10-01-2006, 04:14 AM   #2
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I think its perfectly normal to have a small lag from when the grub screen shows up to the point you see the kernel messages.
Old 10-01-2006, 07:25 AM   #3
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Think you may make Grub go marginally quicker, say to knock off 1 to 2 seconds, by disable the graphic display. Just add a "#" in front of the line started with "splashimage=".

Grub is text mode should be as fast as you can get from a boot loader.
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Yep, GRUB splashimages make it somewhat slower.


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