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Ok. I am going to try that now. I was just powering down the system a lot so that is probabley the problem. Should I do that for hds3 (Fedora) too, because it starts VERY slowly and has some errors? Also, when I got back on the computer Ubuntu had booted up, so mabey it was just VERY slow??? Like Fedora?
Well, if you feel the problem solved itself, then it's always better not to do anything. But by all means, it's not normal that either should be slow - and neither should show any error messages while booting.
Anyway, if you want to run the fsck command, go ahead and do so. It will just check filesystem integrity and try to fix any issues so it's not as if it could do any (further) damage.
btw, is that Fedora 6 or 7 that you are using? My FC6 was slow as a dog too at first but that solved itself after a full system update.
By the way, it is Fedora 7 I downloaded the iso yesterday I think so it should be new. I have done all the system updates on both. Other then that the only other thing I did was install beryl on Ubuntu (I was surprised how easy that was. :-)).
Also, by slow I mean it takes HOURS, so there is still a problem at least with Ubuntu and I think with Fedora 7 too, but it is interesting to know that after forever they do boot. I will try to get time estimates or at least confirm that Ubuntu does boot if I just wait. I will try it in a few hours and leave it over night.
Ok. I got a boot time for Fedora. It took about 2 minutes 30 seconds. Thats half the time it took to install. I don't really mind waiting that long, but it displays the same error three times in the boot process. I posted the error above it is the xfermode thing.
I will try to get an approximate time on Ubuntu, but as it takes FOREVER, it might be hard to get an accurate time. I am not even sure if I can recreate it booting up. Like I said I had left the computer stuck on booting Ubuntu and when I came back hours later it was at the login screen.
If it's affecting both systems, then it's more than likely a hardware issue. I overlooked the xfermode message you posted earlier but now that I found it, it does seem more confirmation for my suspicion.
Ok. Thanks. I will try that when I get a chance. (If I can understand it.) If that does not work (or possibly even if it does) I will redo the partitioning of the hard drive and start over, now that I know how to do it. I will start this after I see if Ubuntu does boot up. I might also try Ubuntu 6.10.
Reverting to an earlier release may help as I understand this is a fairly recent bug. But I seriously doubt whether repartitioning is going to help - after all, it is a hardware problem and partitions have nothing to do with that. It's simply the kernel having issues with some component on your motherboard.
Yes, however it will not take too long and I was just powering off the computer so a corrupted file system seems likley even though fsck.ext3 says they are clean. I also might try starting with Fedora instead of Ubuntu.
Am I correct that the problem is that my hard drive is IDE, not SATA? (My motherboard does not have support for SATA.) :-(
piix is an HD driver. I only skimmed the text so I didn't get all the details but it seems to me that it's not a command - it seems more like you are supposed to add the name of the driver to the specified file.