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Mercury305 08-18-2012 12:34 AM

Loading Linux........................................................................
 
Why does Loading Linux............................................................................................... .................................................................................

Take so long? How to fix this?

zoran119 08-18-2012 12:54 AM

add a line like this to your /etc/lilo.conf

Code:

compact
then run lilo and reboot

Thom1b 08-18-2012 12:55 AM

add "compact" in lilo.conf and reinstall mbr with "lilo" command.

Mercury305 08-18-2012 01:10 AM

thanks guys will do. sounds quite simple.

Mercury305 08-18-2012 01:21 AM

bash-4.1# vim /etc/lilo.conf
bash-4.1# lilo
Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
Added Linux *
Syntax error at or above line 68 in file '/etc/lilo.conf'

##Line 68 being where I added the "compact"

Daedra 08-18-2012 01:30 AM

add it here...

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
# Append any additional kernel parameters:
compact
append=" vt.default_utf8=1"
boot = /dev/sdxx

solarfields 08-18-2012 01:33 AM

don't you have this in the beginning of lilo.conf already:
Code:

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/sda
#compact        # faster, but won't work on all systems.
# Standard menu.
message = /boot/boot_message.txt

just uncomment it and run
Code:

lilo -v

Mercury305 08-18-2012 01:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daedra (Post 4757306)
add it here...

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
# Append any additional kernel parameters:
compact
append=" vt.default_utf8=1"
boot = /dev/sdxx

Thanks here is the output: of lilo -v

LILO version 22.8, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2006 John Coffman
Released 19-Feb-2007 and compiled at 01:53:08 on Mar 27 2011

Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
Reading boot sector from /dev/sda
Using BITMAP secondary loader
Calling map_insert_data
Mapping bitmap file /boot/slack.bmp
Calling map_insert_file

Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-huge-2.6.37.6
Added Linux *

Writing boot sector.
/boot/boot.0800 exists - no boot sector backup copy made.
One warning was issued.

Didier Spaier 08-18-2012 01:51 AM

Nothing wrong in this output, so it should have worked.

PS The warning about LBA32 is not worrying. To get rid of it just insert a line with:
Code:

LBA32
before the "compact" line.

Mercury305 08-18-2012 02:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Didier Spaier (Post 4757320)
Nothing wrong in this output, so it should have worked.

PS The warning about LBA32 is not worrying. To get rid of it just insert a line with:
Code:

LBA32
before the "compact" line.

LILO version 22.8, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2006 John Coffman
Released 19-Feb-2007 and compiled at 01:53:08 on Mar 27 2011

Reading boot sector from /dev/sda
Using BITMAP secondary loader
Calling map_insert_data
Mapping bitmap file /boot/slack.bmp
Calling map_insert_file

Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-huge-2.6.37.6
Added Linux *

Writing boot sector.
/boot/boot.0800 exists - no boot sector backup copy made.

OK done and Thanks!

TobiSGD 08-18-2012 04:07 AM

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brianL 08-18-2012 06:55 AM

TobiSGD
Congratulations on becoming a Moderator. Is it true what they say about the Initiation Ceremony? :eek: :)

sycamorex 08-18-2012 07:02 AM

Oh, I haven't noticed it. Congratulations, Tobi.

brianL 08-18-2012 07:17 AM

I wonder if Jeremy, when he was choosing, thought:
Tobi, or not Tobi,
that is the question.

sycamorex 08-18-2012 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4757532)
I wonder if Jeremy, when he was choosing, thought:
Tobi, or not Tobi,
that is the question.

That's a good one!


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