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Old 10-23-2009, 03:15 AM   #1
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Slow Lilo

I got a new laptop Asus K50IJ and put Slackware 13 on it. I noticed that after I choose image to boot in Lilo it takes ca. 30 seconds to load.

When I used grub from another distro and added Slackware there, it loads immediately now.

Again, when I added another distro image to Slackware`s Lilo, it also started to load very long.

Any idea why is Lilo so sluggish?
Old 10-23-2009, 03:22 AM   #2
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Try adding the "compact" option in /etc/lilo.conf's global options and see what you get.
Old 10-23-2009, 03:25 AM   #3
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I had the same issue, and it was very easy to fix it:

I hope this will be the case also for you
Old 10-23-2009, 03:18 PM   #4
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Thanx a lot. "compact" solves the problem


grub, lilo

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