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Old 10-22-2003, 02:53 AM   #1
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Wink multi-boot startup slow


I have installed WINDOWS 98 /WINDOWS 2000 PRO with RH 8.0

Let me describe my system :-

I have AMD 2.0 Ghz 128Mb Ram and 3 Hard-disk :-
1). 4.0 Gb (fat 32) ....Win98 is installed on primary partition of 1.8 gb. Remaining Free space is used by linux partition.

2) 10 Gb (Ntfs) ...w2k pro is installed.
3) 840Mb (fat32)...used by linux partion....

Now my problem :- It's very very slow on GRUB bootloader ...and GRUB boot Loader is installed on first hard....

but all the os is working perfectly....but on bootloader it's taking very long time ......

ur help will appreciated....ok
Old 10-22-2003, 07:30 AM   #2
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If GRUB is slow try using LILO - I generally get the impression that people think LILO is better, and that they only turn on GRUB when they are having boot sequence configuration problems and such. As for how to switch, as a Mandrake user I am unsure, but sure someone else will read this and know
Old 10-22-2003, 08:52 AM   #3
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Technically grub is more configurable then Lilo, grub can also read ext2or ext3 partition unlike lilo which can't do that , moreover if you have made any changes in your Kernel then you have to configure lilo before restarting but in Grub you don't have to do any such thing...

And for slow boot loader...
YOu didn't mention that where it get slow...Before showing the boot OS selection or after selecting the OS???
Old 10-23-2003, 03:00 AM   #4
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it's slow on GRUB loader.....

after these OS selection options appear ...once we select other option then linux also it take time to display boot menu to select either windows 98/ w2k.

AS I mention in my configuration. my first hard disk has two partition ....

on first partition(fat32) windows 98 is installed and
second partition(ext2) hda1 is linux partition......

and I installed win98 first
then windows 2000 professional
and then i install RH 8.
and will installing GRUB Loader it has given option of install on MBR or \dev\hda1 and I select MBR which was default......

is these setting is correct ........

before I was using same system with windows98+w2k_RH 7.2 and it was working fantastic.....

And I want to solve the Prob. without reinstalling all OS....

And If I change bootloader to LILO then I have to reinstall all OS again.....

Old 10-23-2003, 03:05 AM   #5
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mbr is correct. installing on /dev/hda1 can hose your windows install. i use grub myself, but i've seen from some the slow grub loader issue. maybe on next boot look to see if there's a new version of grub that you can install and try or maybe it's something else like a bios issue. either way you may be stuck with the slowness.


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