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Re: grub delaying up to a minute at boot, prior to cdrom spinup?

From: Jason Thomas
Subject: Re: grub delaying up to a minute at boot, prior to cdrom spinup?
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 09:35:26 +1100
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Don't know how to fix your problem, but did you know that you no longer
have to use ide-scsi? the ide device can be used directly.

On Wed, Mar 16, 2005 at 09:50:40PM +0000, rich wrote:
> I'm running grub 0.95, as ships with debian testing, on my laptop.  The
> problem I have invovles my cdrom drive somehow.  Basically at bootup,
> grub says 'loading grub' and then waits there (doing nothing) for up to
> a minute before actually loading the boot menu.  I can make it go
> instantaneously to the boot menu by ejecting the cdrom.  Any ideas what
> would cause this?  The windows XP loader booted immediately, as did lilo
> when I had that on.  Grub is installed to the mbr,
> and /etc/boot/menu.lst looks like this:
> default         3
> timeout         5
> color cyan/blue white/blue
> title           Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-1-386
> root            (hd0,1)
> kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-1-386 root=/dev/hda2 ro hdc=scsi-ide
> initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.8-1-386
> savedefault
> boot
> title           Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-1-386 (recovery mode)
> root            (hd0,1)
> kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-1-386 root=/dev/hda2 ro single
> initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.8-1-386
> savedefault
> boot
> title           Other operating systems:
> root
> title           Microsoft Windows XP Professional
> root            (hd0,0)
> savedefault
> makeactive
> chainloader     +1
> I've posted on the debian mailing list but no-one had any ideas.  Any
> offers?
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Jason Thomas
Linux System Administrator

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