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Old 08-13-2004, 07:35 AM   #1
Mikessu
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Linux boots very slowly with 2.6 kernel


I'm just wondering why my system boots so slowly with 2.6-kernel. Bootup was fast when I had 2.4 kernel. I'm getting these messages and it seems that boot is so slow because them:

hdg: no seponse (status=0xfe)
hdg: no seponse (status=0xfe), resetting drive
hdg: no seponse (status=0xfe)
hdg: no seponse (status=0xfe), resetting drive

Is there anything I can do about this?
 
Old 08-13-2004, 07:37 AM   #2
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What is hdg exactly? You have a raid controller or something?

More details get better replies, can't guess what you have and why its doing it.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 08:04 AM   #3
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Some df or fstab outputs would help maybe, so at least we have something to chew on
 
Old 08-13-2004, 08:09 AM   #4
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Sorry ;-)

Here's some information:

I have serial ata on /dev/hde but nothing in /dev/hdg, so that's a bit of strange. and by the way, I have this problem with any distro with 2.6 kernel.

Here's lspci output:
Code:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (different version?) (rev c1)
0000:00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 1 (rev c1)0000:00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 4 (rev c1)0000:00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 3 (rev c1)0000:00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 2 (rev c1)0000:00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 5 (rev c1)0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev a4)
0000:00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev a2)
0000:00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
0000:00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
0000:00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
0000:00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
0000:00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AC97 Audio Controler (MCP) (rev a1)
0000:00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 External PCI Bridge (rev a3)0000:00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev c1)
0000:01:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
0000:01:0c.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. (formerly CMD Technology Inc) SiI 3112 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
0000:01:0d.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Lucent Microelectronics FW323 (rev 61)
0000:02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600]
0000:02:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600] (Secondary)
... And fstab
Code:
/dev/hda3       /               reiserfs        defaults        0       0
/dev/hda2       none            swap    sw                      0       0
/dev/hda1       /boot   ext3    defaults                        0       2
/dev/hde1       /home   ext3    defaults                        0       0
....

Last edited by Mikessu; 08-13-2004 at 08:11 AM.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:13 PM   #5
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linux booting up slow with 2.6 kernel

I have the exact same problem. I think we have the same motherboard, ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe. I've noticed the same thing happening between Debian and Suse 9.1 Pro.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 07:29 PM   #6
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I had the problem too with Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe. I solved it by disabling the SATA controller with a jumper on the mobo. Of course this might not help a lot if you have SATA hard drives..
 
Old 09-20-2004, 07:46 PM   #7
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disable sata raid drive in menu.1st

i solved the problem by disabling the hde and hdg (raid hdds) in /boot/grub/menu.1st. here's the relevant section in my file

/vmlinuz-2.6.8-1-k7 root=/dev/hda3 ro hde=none hdg=none

this might also work but i'm not entirely sure

/vmlinuz-2.6.8-1-k7 root=/dev/hda3 ro single

if you have the asus a7n8x-e mobo, you can disable the sata raid utility by pressing F4 or Ctrll-S during the initial bios setup and disable it.
 
  


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