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Old 05-18-2007, 12:08 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: India
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1, Fedora 7, FreeBSD 6.2, , Slackware 12, Debian
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Remove LILO, Booting is slow

I have Slackware 11 installed and this is the lone OS on this machine.

1. I want to remove LILO Boot manager so that the time to boot up is reduced.
2. At boot time my computer presents, after entering LILO, some resolutions for selection or
wait 30 seconds. What is this? How can I avoid these 30 seconds wait? Can not I make is some
default setting which auto gets selcted and never asks me again?
3. Sendmail takes about one minute to start. Is it normal? If not, how can I reduce the time
taken by Sendmail to start?

Regards & Smiles
Old 05-18-2007, 12:58 AM   #2
Registered: Dec 2005
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Distribution: Slackware -current, OpenBSD
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You can edit: /etc/lilo.conf and change: timeout = 100 or less, you can also copy/paste the 'linux' section to the top, so it will load that os by default, or change label = Slackware.
Another one is like is: menu-scheme=Wb
Take a look at: man lilo.conf for more goodies
Just a reminder: always run /sbin/lilo after making changes to lilo.conf

Last edited by MannyNix; 05-18-2007 at 01:04 AM.
Old 05-18-2007, 01:09 AM   #3
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Location: Slovenia
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sendmail starts in a mather of seconds on my box
Old 05-18-2007, 07:17 AM   #4
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SLow sendmail starts could be a name resolution issue, check out your dns servers...are you dhcp or statically set?
Old 05-18-2007, 07:27 AM   #5
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Don't add your name as or, because it checks nameservers if it's right. If you don't need it, you can chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.sendmail

Last edited by Alien_Hominid; 05-18-2007 at 07:29 AM.


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