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Old 12-17-2006, 04:56 PM   #1
Hugh Jass
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Boot delay

I have re-installed Mepis after an 'accident' and updated it.
Everything is working as before except there is a 15 sec blank screen between the Grub and 'Welcome to Mepis' text. After that the boot is fast and normal.
Can I fix this?
Old 12-17-2006, 09:55 PM   #2
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You might try looking in /boot/grub/menu.lst and see if there is some abnmormal delay built in there. Here is what mine looks like on an FC6 machine:
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,6)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2849.fc6)
        root (hd0,6)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet irqpoll #pci=routeirq
        initrd /initrd-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6.img
Old 12-18-2006, 06:42 AM   #3
Hugh Jass
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I don't see anything, but here's mine:-

timeout 5
color cyan/blue white/blue
foreground ffffff
background 0639a1
default 1

gfxmenu /boot/grub/message

title MEPIS at sda1, kernel 2.6.15-26-386
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-26-386 root=/dev/sda1 nomce quiet vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-26-386

title Mandriva at sda5
kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda5 resume=/dev/sda6 splash=silent vga=788
initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.img

title linux-nonfb

kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda5 resume=/dev/sda6
initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.img

kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin


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