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Old 11-18-2006, 01:11 PM   #1
gbowden
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LILO slow to load the kernel from USB.


When I boot from my USB Hard Drive LILO says:

Loading Linux_2.6_SMP.

It loads in about 30-45 seconds.

Why is it so slow and is there anything I can do to make it faster?

lilo.conf:

Code:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/sda
#compact        # faster, but won't work on all systems.
prompt
timeout = 300
read-only
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# ramdisk = 0     # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-ide-2.4.33.3
  root = /dev/sda1
  label = Linux_2.4
  read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-2.6.17.13
  root = /dev/sda1
  label = Linux_2.6
  initrd = /boot/initrd.2.6.w.gz
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-smp-2.6.17.13
  root = /dev/sda1
  label = Linux_2.6_SMP
  initrd = /boot/initrd.2.6.smp.gz
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-smp-2.6.18.2
  root = /dev/sda1
  label = Linux_2.6_SMP2
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
  label = Windows
  table = /dev/hda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
 
Old 11-19-2006, 01:35 PM   #2
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timeout=300
I assume you are letting the computer boot without any human intervention. The timeout value is in tenths of seconds so 300 means lilo is wating for 30 seconds before automatically booting the default option. Edit the lilo.conf file and change the timeout value. Besure to rerun lilo for your changes to be written to the MBR.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 03:20 PM   #3
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I manually select what to boot by pressing enter.
 
  


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