Ok, I just built a slackware 9 machine and I've run into something that I'm curious about. I installed the file systems as ext3 with journaling. After a hard reboot, I'm stuck during boot up (after LILO) with the following prompt:
JBD: Clearing recovery information on journal.
Been stuck here for 30 mins or so. The system has 50GB but less than 2GB used space (just the install).
So the question is - if we have get stuck in journal recovery, how long can I expect it to take. I would expect it to take less than this, but having not seen it before - don't know what to expect.