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Old 06-12-2004, 11:42 AM   #1
LordTorgamus
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GRUB efficiency dropped severely


I got SuSE 9.0 several months ago, put it on an old Win98SE box with GRUB dual boot. Everything worked fine for a while; however, GRUB doesn't seem to work as well anymore. The "GRUB loading stage 2..." screen used to pass by in five seconds or so, but it takes several minutes now. Everything still WORKS, but I'm not sure why GRUB suddenly takes so much longer. I didn't make any changes to the computer past mundane stuff like adding Firefox bookmarks, so it's puzzling. Has anyone else experienced this/know of a solution?

Win98SE/SuSE 9.0
Athlon 550 mHz
128MB RAM
40GB HD

It's my first post to LQ, I tried searching archives but most people have "GRUB doesn't work at all" type problems. Let me know if I left off some important piece of info. Thanks.
 
Old 06-12-2004, 01:42 PM   #2
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The speed of booting up a computer depends on how muxh disc space is free on your hard disk. So, your bootloader would continue to be slow upto a point because of how much data you fill up your hard disk with.

It's the same with windows. A completely new install is very fast to boot. But as you continually add data to your your system slows down on the booting.
 
Old 06-12-2004, 03:40 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by LinuxLala
The speed of booting up a computer depends on how muxh disc space is free on your hard disk. So, your bootloader would continue to be slow upto a point because of how much data you fill up your hard disk with.
No offense meant, but this is utter nonsense.

Quote:
It's the same with windows. A completely new install is very fast to boot. But as you continually add data to your your system slows down on the booting.
The only thing that MAY slow down the boot-process is
running ldconfig ... the more libraries you install, the longer
it will take to build the /etc/ld.so.cache . Has nothing to do
with data, though.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 06-13-2004, 03:07 AM   #4
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Ok. Good. Now we all know.

Thanks.

 
  


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