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Re: Grub 1 troubleshooting, linux boot delayed problem


From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Grub 1 troubleshooting, linux boot delayed problem
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:15:56 +0200
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Your question is irrevalent with this list. Read the manual and/or the 
web site for information on where to use.

... Why do people send questions to this list again and again? Is it so 
unclear?

Okuji

On Friday 11 June 2004 10:48, David Balazic wrote:
> Hi!
>
> I found no other place, so I'll ask here.
>
> I have a problem booting linux with grub ( v 0.9.something ).
>
> I use the commands ( in the grub shell that boots from my HD ):
> root (hd0,0)
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.xxx ro root=dev/hda2
> initrd /initrd-2.xxx
> boot
>
> After entering the "boot" command, the screen is cleared and then
> nothing happens for 93 seconds.
> After that linux boot normally ( beginning with the message
> "Uncompressing linux..." and so on ).
> If I trim the kernel command line to only "kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.xxx
> ro" , then the delay is 10 seconds.
>
> If I change the operating mode of the IDE adapter in BIOS to RAID,
> then the delay is infinite ( I waited
> 8 hours ). Note that GRUB still loads andit can browse and "cat"
> files on the disk, so it is not a disk
> access problem.
>
> Can someone tell me how to find out what GRUB is doing after the
> "boot" command ?
> I tried to run "debug on" first, but it makes no change at all.
>
> Maybe this is a linux kernel problem.
>
> Any help appreciated !
>
> Regards,
> David BalaĹžic
>
> P.S.: It is a Fedora Core 2 system, the exact version numbers are
> grub-0.94-5 , kernel-2.6.5-1.358
>
> P.P.S.: I know this is Red Hat related, but my question is general :
> What is happening between
> the GRUB "boot" command and linux printing "Uncompressing linux..." ?
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