Slow boot with HDD-install
the forum contains a few threads on slow boots already, but these seem to be unrelated to my issue.
Booting from USB is a breeze, fast as anyone would expect, however when I try to boot from BT on my HDD it spends ages on the initial "uncompressing linuz"-step (don't remember if it says linux, or the kernel image name).
Since there is no problem on the USB there must be some way of either uncompressing the kernel permanently, or reduce the magnitude of it?
Is this a "full" hdd install?
It can't because why would the .lzm's be uncompressing. he must mean the cd boot.
Originally Posted by Re@lity
Not quite - it is a full install. My bad for not pointing that out initially.
It's when vmlinuz is uncompressed (as is the case with most distros).
It's the vmlinuz uncompressing stage he mentions........
Originally Posted by pureh@te
I have one particular laptop which reacts very slowly at this stage.
DId you try installing again onto a fresh partition?
I've only tried installing once, but the partition was fresh at that time. I just tried to uncompress vmlinuz to vmlinux (there are guides online), but now that it fills more than 8MB lilo gives me a fatal.
I stumbled across the solution after trying a few different keywords.
Adding compact to the globals in lilo.conf solved the problem. Re@lity, why don't you give it a go as well, and report back?