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Old 05-31-2005, 05:55 PM   #1
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it takes long time to boot into mandrake


I've installed Mandrake 10.1 official under WinXP(2 partitions, both NTFS), after that, booting into winxp without any problem. However, it takes about 5min to boot into linux no matter gui or text login. Does anyone have any idea about this problem?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 06:00 PM   #2
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Switch to verbose mode when booting up (F2 or similar) and see what's holding it up. Most likely it's waiting for a response from a non-existant drive or network connection to come up.

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Old 06-01-2005, 01:02 AM   #3
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In verbose mode, it is waiting at "Starting non-interactive startup" and proceeding in 5 minutes.

BTW, the source of the MDK(dvd iso) is located on the HD and I am not installing the MDK via HD.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 03:30 AM   #4
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I allways put Linux on a seperate harddrive from windows. Mixing the 2 allways causes some sort of problems, especially if linux has to depend on NTFS file systems rather than the native EXT3 type.
 
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Originally posted by Rex_chaos
In verbose mode, it is waiting at "Starting non-interactive startup" and proceeding in 5 minutes.
BTW, the source of the MDK(dvd iso) is located on the HD and I am not installing the MDK via HD.
So you're running a live version from the hard drive ? It can sometimes be tricky to determine what's holding up the initial bootup sequence of live distributions. My advise would be to try and use the interactive start-up (there should be an option for this at boot time) -- it may give more clues as to what it's waiting for.

Cheers,

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Old 06-02-2005, 10:41 PM   #6
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My experience with Mepis (A debian based distro)....

It was taking a lot of time too boot, cuz it was trying to synchronise itself with the Time Server (Internet is not available on my PC, until i login to my ISP account.)
 
Old 06-02-2005, 11:00 PM   #7
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Agreed - the usual reason for extra slow startups is either a timeout waiting for an ntp server, extra hard drive, or network connection.

But hopefully this would have been obvious from the 'verbose' mode bootup. It's been a while since I booted Mandrake -- perhaps they've taken some 'unnecessary' info out of their verbose option... ?

Cheers,

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