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Old 06-04-2004, 07:45 AM   #1
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Is this normal?


Is it normal that when linux loads (mandrake 10) it takes about 1 minute doing nothing before the progress bar begins to increase? It takes about 5 minutes to load completely....
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:01 AM   #2
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I too have had this problem. It got a little better when I did the following:

chown -R jeff:jeff /home/jeff/*

Of course, you'll change the first jeff to your username, and the second to your primary group name, the the home directory to yours.

Don't know why that worked, but it was the only thing I could find that helped at all...

Let me know if it does help at all...Good luck!
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:31 AM   #3
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Originally posted by jeffreybluml
I too have had this problem. It got a little better when I did the following:

chown -R jeff:jeff /home/jeff/*

Of course, you'll change the first jeff to your username, and the second to your primary group name, the the home directory to yours.

Don't know why that worked, but it was the only thing I could find that helped at all...

Let me know if it does help at all...Good luck!
i did what u said: i go to console and typed:

chown -R y3k:y3k /home/y3k/*

--> same problem
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:57 AM   #4
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Bummer. Sorry to get your hopes up...

Wish I had another idea for you...

anybody else?
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:57 AM   #5
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when you talk about the progress bar not moving, i assume that you are using a splashscreen that covers up the details of your boot. if this is the case, (not familiar with mandrake) you should be able to click somewhere or press a key to show the details. this will show you exactly what it is waiting on. it could be a bunch of services that you are starting and don't really need. if you cannot find a way to view these when booting, you can get to a console after booting and enter:
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dmesg | less
this will display all boot messages in a format that you can scroll through at your leisure. if there are any error messages there, post them here. also, it might be helpful for you to post what you get from the command:
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ps -aux
this shows all running processes on your machine. often sevices like maild, sshd, httpd might be running that you don't need. unless of course you are running a mail/webserver, etc. this should at least give us a place to start.

hope this helps.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 11:14 AM   #6
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Hi all

Your computer is not doing nothing before the progress bar.
This is a kernel initialization phase when the hard drives are detected (linux doesn't rely on BIOS' menu settings to configure hard drives)
I presume that it is too "low-level" to get a progress bar, maybe in Mandrake 11
5 minutes is a long time though, your RAM amount and/or CPU speed may be too low.
 
  


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