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RE: Grub 1 troubleshooting, linux boot delayed problem


From: David Balazic
Subject: RE: Grub 1 troubleshooting, linux boot delayed problem
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:30:09 +0200

> Yoshinori K. Okuji[SMTP:address@hidden wrote :
> 
> Your question is irrevalent with this list. Read the manual and/or the 
> web site for information on where to use.
What do you mean by "where to use" ?
I found nothing useful on the web site. I also read the manual and found
nothing
useful. I will read the source code as next, but I hoped someone can give
some hints
here first ...

> ... Why do people send questions to this list again and again? Is it so 
> unclear?
Because there is no other resource listed on the GRUB home page. Or should I
post
to the bug-grub list ?

> 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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