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Old 03-15-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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Booting (system hangs for 2 + mins when bringing up the HDD)

quick question

I have never had this problem before

but when i boot the system hangs for about 2 mins when brining up my harddrive

I am using scsi disk support and the newer ATA driver for my Harddrive (the same as ive always used but for some reason the system just hangs for like 2 mins then boots normally

this is somthing that urks me and i know im missing somthing

the platform is a hp nc8230 notebook

please request any information or how to provide it as i am new to linux (kinda) but for the life of me i can't figure this one out

doing a
dmesg | grep sda
shows the following

Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/core-0.1 ro root=/dev/sda2
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 312581808 512-byte logical blocks: (160 GB/149 GiB)
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
 sda1 sda2
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
EXT3-fs (sda2): mounted filesystem with writeback data mode
Adding 3903752k swap on /dev/sda1. Priority:1 extents:1 across:3903752k
EXT3-fs (sda2): using internal journel
not sure what could be holding it up all i know is either im missing something as it has been a few months sense i built a LFS system but previous builds never hung like this they booted like a speeding bullet in the past

again any and all help would be appreciated
Old 03-15-2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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If you remove the quiet and splash options from your kernel boot line, you'll be able to see exactly what is happening at boot time, and get a better idea of where it is getting stuck or waiting for something / nothing to happen.

Then you'll be able to post some information that might help isolate and perhaps solve your problem.

As an aside, your SHIFT keys are right there on your keyboard, please use them, as the lack of capitals, and punctuation, makes your post difficult to read
Old 03-16-2010, 12:01 AM   #3
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Scratch Support For this topic this system in question has been scratched off the list and replaced by a HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook.

Thus back to the CLI to start a a new build of LFS with a 64 bit platform no less!. however sense this is a new set of hardware i need to research before i get started.

either way consider this thread dead.


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