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Old 12-23-2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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Speed up multisession CD boot time

I'm currently running 4.21 (I tried 4.31 but the Multisession CD never would boot i've reported this as a bug and is neither here nor there)

During the boot it hangs for several minutes (almost 10) while scanning for pup_save files, presumably on the hard disk, which is physically damged which is why i'm running multi session CD to begin with.

Eventually it gives up then loads the save file from itself then eerythign works fine once it boots to RAM.

There has to be someway I can get it to automatically look on itself first...why this isn't the default when you create multi session CD is beyond me.

There isn't a pupp pfix command that I can find to get it to do that, or a way to create a new live cd without the need for the command (preferred), any help would be appreciative, been searching off and on for days.
Old 12-24-2009, 08:44 AM   #2
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First, a lot of options are removed and/or set to the "default of the masses" with Puppy to keep it small enough to fit into RAM, hence the blazing speed for which it's so well known.

And secondly, the culprit is the broken HDD. If it's unreadable and an access command is passed to the on-board controller, it will try for a long, long time before finally timing out and passing control back to BIOS.

My suggestion is to pull the plug on the HDD, and set BIOS to ignore HDD errors.

Hope this helps.
Old 12-28-2009, 09:01 PM   #3
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sad panda, any other ideas


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