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Old 08-18-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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Loading Linux........................................................................


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

Take so long? How to fix this?
 
Old 08-18-2012, 12:54 AM   #2
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add a line like this to your /etc/lilo.conf

Code:
compact
then run lilo and reboot
 
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:55 AM   #3
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add "compact" in lilo.conf and reinstall mbr with "lilo" command.
 
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:10 AM   #4
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thanks guys will do. sounds quite simple.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 01:21 AM   #5
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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"
 
Old 08-18-2012, 01:30 AM   #6
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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
 
Old 08-18-2012, 01:33 AM   #7
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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
 
Old 08-18-2012, 01:48 AM   #8
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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.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 01:51 AM   #9
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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.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 08-18-2012 at 01:55 AM.
 
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:01 AM   #10
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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!
 
Old 08-18-2012, 04:07 AM   #11
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:55 AM   #12
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Congratulations on becoming a Moderator. Is it true what they say about the Initiation Ceremony?
 
Old 08-18-2012, 07:02 AM   #13
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Oh, I haven't noticed it. Congratulations, Tobi.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 07:17 AM   #14
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I wonder if Jeremy, when he was choosing, thought:
Tobi, or not Tobi,
that is the question.
 
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:25 AM   #15
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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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