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Old 05-14-2004, 07:15 PM   #1
jamaso
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slow linux loading


I have a considerable delay when booting linux from lilo (about 10 seconds) before the penguin logo appears and it really starts!
Today i did a full slackware install on a 850Mhz laptop and i could "measure" the difference, the latter was considerably faster compared to mine (2.8Ghz). why is this happening ?
I thought that maybe my partition table was not ok, cause it happend before(with other machine).

Here is my partition table for anyone who cares to take a look :

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Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1275 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 1276 4864 28828611 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 1276 1394 955804+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda6 1395 2679 10321731 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 2680 3061 3068352 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda8 3062 3443 3068383+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda9 3444 3820 3028189+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda10 3821 4207 3108546 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda11 4208 4864 5277289+ b Win95 FAT32


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thanks in advance

PS: if there is anything i should post like hdparm (just guessing) or something , please let me know and i get back to you asp
 
Old 05-15-2004, 06:19 AM   #2
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I would like to post this question in other forum (general)
 
Old 05-16-2004, 04:49 PM   #3
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try adding the option
compact
to your /etc/lilo.conf
and then run
/sbin/lilo -v (as root)
you'll be probably noticed that such option can cause problems with LBA disk access enabled
I don't know any trick to preliminarely test it, so make sure you have a rescue disk by your side.
If working it will save you several seconds for booting operations
Ciao
 
Old 05-18-2004, 03:21 AM   #4
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thank you urka58 for your tip, i will make a rescue disk and try it!
 
Old 05-18-2004, 06:09 AM   #5
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It worked urka58 ! that is awsome, thank you very much.
 
  


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