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rdoucet 04-16-2004 08:50 AM

Grub too long to boot
I like the Grub bootloader but it is very long to boot before it shows the menu.

It takes about 40 second in stage 2.5(I think) before it shows the menu.

Lilo gives me the menu right off the bat!

Can someone explain to me why Grubs does that?



hiteshmaisheri 04-16-2004 12:14 PM

tell more about your hardware configuration .. like where is your linux installed.... what is your partition geometry??? etc....

rdoucet 04-16-2004 01:39 PM

Well, is my hardware really have something to do with it??

Athlon 2.5
512 ram
Soundblaster 5.1
Nvidia 5200fx



rdoucet 04-16-2004 01:40 PM

Ah yes
MSI Motherboard

rdoucet 04-16-2004 01:42 PM

I read your post again;

I have 4 physical Hard drives;

1 is linux only meaning root and user on 16 Gigs HD


hiteshmaisheri 04-20-2004 10:26 AM

four hard drivess.. that is real much .. tha t might be the reason it takes so long to boot...

rdoucet 04-20-2004 11:24 AM

Bah, I don't think so, Lilo is very fast. unless Lilo uses a different way of loading it's menu.



hiteshmaisheri 04-23-2004 02:09 AM

lilo is comparatively fast but the think is not so portable and is becoming obsolete...

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