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Old 06-07-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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fix slow boot config startup


hi

at startup linux tries to boot up hde and hdf

but there is nothing on those so it takes a while for linux to boot

what file can i edit to change this problem?

thank you
 
Old 06-08-2004, 03:16 AM   #2
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it tries to boot up hde and hdf and it gets no response because there is nothing on those

so i was wondering if there was like a way where i can tell startup not to even bother trying to look for those

any suggestions?

thanks
 
Old 06-08-2004, 11:11 PM   #3
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What do you mean by "boot up hde and hdf at startup" ?

When Linux boots then it boots from one drive.

Do you have an entry in your /etc/fstab for /dev/hde and /dev/hdf ??

If yes, delete those entries and save your /etc/fstab.

It also may be that there are some entries for those drives (e.g. enabling/disabling DMA)
in /etc/sysconfig/ide or maybe some boot-parametrs in grub or lilo.

So you may take a look on /boot/grub/menu.lst

Last edited by Vlad-A; 06-09-2004 at 01:31 AM.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 02:11 AM   #4
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i checked and fstab

but i couldnt find any entries for hde or hdf

well when i mean by startup is like right after you choose linux on lilo all the stuff flies by the screen and it gets to your logon

any suggestions?
 
Old 06-09-2004, 04:08 AM   #5
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What about entries in
/etc/sysconfig/ide
or
/etc/sysconfig/hardware
file and
in the boot options (e.g. /boot/grub/menu.lst for Grub) ???

What is the output of dmesg ?

This output can be helpfull to find where in the start-up process an access to
the missing drives occur.

Last edited by Vlad-A; 06-09-2004 at 07:38 AM.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 07:15 PM   #6
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well i dont use grub i use lilo

so i checked my lilo.conf

and i dont have a directory called sysconfig so i wasnt able to get those files

dmesg says this:

hde: no response (status = 0xfe)

thats what it says when it starts up too

so i was wondering how i can tell linux to not even bother looking for hde cuz it tries to look for it and 2 minutes later it goes "no response" and this takes the boot to go longer than i want it to

-sorry for the lack in details

any suggestions?

thanks
 
Old 06-09-2004, 11:42 PM   #7
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Hi Longinus,

can it be that you have or have had S-ATA ?

If you do not use S-ATA anymore then disable it (BIOS) .

Try as workaround passing following boot parameters:
hde=noprobe hdf=noprobe
in lilo.
 
  


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