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Old 06-23-2005, 09:53 AM   #1
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how to add the line 'compact' to /etc/lilo.conf.


I have opened the file with pico but I don't know how to edit it.

thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 10:37 AM   #2
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Just start typing. To save, press Ctrl+o, and hit "return".

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Old 06-23-2005, 10:51 AM   #3
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thank you.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 12:50 PM   #4
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Actually I have a question about that too... Where would I start typing? What line, or does it even matter?
 
Old 06-23-2005, 02:03 PM   #5
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Well, it sort of matters. Put it near the top, where your vga and prompt options are, a la the man page.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 09:58 PM   #6
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I have already put compact into the file but the start up process is still very slow.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 11:02 PM   #7
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"compact" is one of those functions mainly for use if, say, you're booting off of a very limited system (for example, a boot floppy). It will speed up read times, yes, which can make your boot process faster. However, I'm willing to bet that your boot process is slow not because you have a slower hard drive, which would benefit from reduced hard drive access, or are booting from a floppy (correct me if I'm wrong here) but more because you're probably loading many services during the boot process. (In fact, that's almost got to be it. My slack 10 system boots in 30 seconds or less.)

What do you have starting on bootup?
 
  


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