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Old 04-04-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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Slow boot up


I am running Fedora 11 and recently, it has been taking longer and longer to boot up.

The Fedora 11 Status bar creeps along ever so slowly till eventually I will receive a longin screen. I timed it at about 3 - 5 minutes from turning on the computer till I get a log in prompt.

Where would I begin to start troubleshooting this?

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Old 04-04-2010, 10:40 AM   #2
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I am running Fedora 11 and recently, it has been taking longer and longer to boot up.

The Fedora 11 Status bar creeps along ever so slowly till eventually I will receive a longin screen. I timed it at about 3 - 5 minutes from turning on the computer till I get a log in prompt.

Where would I begin to start troubleshooting this?
First thing I'd check, would be to hit "ESC" as you get the status bar, to switch it into 'text mode' to see where it's hanging. Also, consider if you've turned new services on, upgraded anything, etc., to give you some starting point. Also, check the system logs.

And how do you turn the system off?? If you just power it off, it may be fsck'ing a drive or two manually. Did you have any network drives connected, that may not be there now?
 
Old 04-04-2010, 02:12 PM   #3
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what have you changed recently ???
did you install something new ?
did you change any daemons ?
did you change any network settings?
... and so on...

also it is time to upgrade fedora 11 is about to hit it's End Of Life

do a clean install of fedora 12 or in about 60 days a clean install of fedora 13
 
Old 04-04-2010, 09:38 PM   #4
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First thing I'd check, would be to hit "ESC" as you get the status bar, to switch it into 'text mode' to see where it's hanging. Also, consider if you've turned new services on, upgraded anything, etc., to give you some starting point. Also, check the system logs.

And how do you turn the system off?? If you just power it off, it may be fsck'ing a drive or two manually. Did you have any network drives connected, that may not be there now?
It seemed that sendmail and sm-client were the culprits. When I looked at the services that were starting on bootup, these were the two that were holding up the show. I disabled them within System -> Administration -> Services and the machine boots up within 60 seconds. I don't really use sendmail, so I'll leave it as it is. Thanks for the troubleshooting tip.
 
Old 04-05-2010, 08:56 AM   #5
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It seemed that sendmail and sm-client were the culprits. When I looked at the services that were starting on bootup, these were the two that were holding up the show. I disabled them within System -> Administration -> Services and the machine boots up within 60 seconds. I don't really use sendmail, so I'll leave it as it is. Thanks for the troubleshooting tip.
No problem...glad it helped.

You may want to investigate sendmail. Could be that it's trying to barf out some messages, and can't resolve the mail server further upstream, so it's timing out.
 
Old 04-05-2010, 01:48 PM   #6
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@TBOne: I learned a new technical term today, 'barf out'. I love it!
Perhaps you could include a formal definition...
 
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@TBOne: I learned a new technical term today, 'barf out'. I love it!
Perhaps you could include a formal definition...
Well, it's a highly technical term.

And I usually switch between that, and "hork out"....
 
  


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