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Old 04-09-2004, 10:01 AM   #1
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Location: Denmark
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Lightbulb Mandrake 10 SATA +slow boot solution

Running mandrake 10 on AN7 XP3200+ Seagate SATA 160 MB.
Booting was really slow.

In /var/log/syslog I found a lot of .

kernel: hdg: no response (status = 0xfe)

I could not figure out what it was thinking about. I have only a dvddrive (hdd)
and a harddisk (hde) so I wondered what this hdg (nothing) should be ...

On the net I found out that this problem could be solved by modifying
the /etc/lilo.conf file so append also contains the following line


(The harddrive ofcourse does not have to be hdg to do that operation)

Boot is still a bit slow - but much faster (about 20 sec)

Old 04-13-2004, 02:19 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2004
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Distribution: Gentoo
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Another improvement on my machine....

Bringing up interface eth0:

It was slow - took 6-12 seconds.

I am using netgear router. Beside sharing internet access I used to have it as a DHCP-server - which I changed so my computers now have statically IPs. Don't know how it could take so long to get an IP from the router ... ??

But now I am quite happy about my bootitme (and mandrake 10 system)


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