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Old 05-01-2004, 09:04 AM   #1
rob-n
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half-hour to boot?


hi

well i put all my hardware in a different housing, and ever since that, when i boot, it takes forever.
what it takes so long to do is to mount the 'local filesystems' and some other mount.

It is rather annoying, to have to wait 30 min til my pc is up an running..

can anyone help here?
thx.

rob
 
Old 05-01-2004, 09:19 AM   #2
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check some files in /var/log/ (like errors or messages etc.) and see especially the bottom-end lines to see if there're some errors...that's all I can say for now. something big must be wrong, a bootup can't possibly take 30mins...
 
Old 05-01-2004, 12:31 PM   #3
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there are no errors in the boot.log. everything looks normal, just the mounting takes for ever.

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Old 05-01-2004, 02:06 PM   #4
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have u checked whether ur hardware is shown correctly with the bios messages when the system starts, especially check the ram size shown correctly, maybe one of ur ram module is loose.
just a suggestion..
 
Old 05-01-2004, 04:36 PM   #5
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hm. really weird. I've had some boot problems on an (very) old pc, but none like this.. what about /etc/fstab, have you checked it is correct? I mean, if it's screwed up or something, it might cause problems..though then I think you would get error msgs..but it's a place to look too.. some things (like starting sendmail back in the days) have jammed (and eaten up time a lot) because of they haven't been able to get something done and have just tried and waited..sendmail, for exampe "started" for many minutes in my old distro though the pc wasn't that old.

I'm not saying that mounting filesystems would be the same thing, but if the mounting-process truly is the problem, then there's some major problems getting things done and therefore I'm more than surprised that no errors are shown...

what are you actually mounting? local harddrives only, or is there something else? perhaps the problem could be found by letting some filesystems stay unmounted at bootup, and seeing if it helps.. (that is, to leave those mounts undone that are not vital)
 
  


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