Load time is rediculous
erik at erik-burggraaf.com
Wed Nov 6 14:30:34 EST 2002
Hi, To shut down, I do the following.
# shutdown -h now
The system runs through a process of saving and unmounting, and setting
itself up. Because the system is old, it does not actually power down
itself, so, when the shutdown procedure stopps, it finishes with the prompt
shut down now, and there is no more hard drive activity, I power down the
computer. Then, when I go back to it, I am still left waiting for a long
period petween bios and opporating system load where the computer does nada.
I've also tried rebooting with control alt delete with the same result.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Hallenbeck" <hallenbeck at valstar.net>
To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: Load time is rediculous
> You are not stuck. Chances are that you are shutting your
> computer down incorrectly. If you shut your computer down without
> going through the normal shutdown procedure your disk partitions
> are tagged as having been incorrectly shut down, and a lengthy
> file system check is performed when you boot up again. My guess
> is that is what is happening.
> On Wed, 6 Nov 2002, erik burggraaf wrote:
> > Hi guys, I'm back at work on my little linux box. Well, we have this
> > problem of load time. It runs to about 3 minutes, which is rediculous,
> > since for about 2 minutes 30 seconds, it's just sitting there picking
> > nose. I've used vi to edit the /etc/lilo.conf file so that the timeout
> > been set from 1200 down to 10. This hasn't had any effect on my load
> > though. Is there another setting in there I should look at? Could
> > another reason for the problem? Am I stuck with this? Please say I'm
> > stuck. Smile.
> > Help much appreciated as always.
> > Cheers,
> > Erik
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