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Thread: After 1 year: slomotion boot

  1. #1
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    Oct 2004

    After 1 year: slomotion boot

    my GF's Mom has a AMD 1 GHz 128 MB RAM wich was running with a Knoppix HDD install (3.1) without any trouble.
    After a year it suddenly took approx. ten minutes or longer to boot. Nothing has changed neither hadware nor software. Its basicly a modern typewriter with internet-browser

    Unfortunetly the TFT-Display did not support any modes of the boot-up sequences so we tried booting from CD, both knx 3.4 & 3.6.
    The boot was also very slow and after HDD installation of those versions the same Problem accured.
    Now we finaly managed to get a CRT monitor. Everything is going pretty slow- the things it remains at the longest:

    -RAM disc: compresd image found at block 0

    -calculating module dependencies (lots of lines refaring to moduls.dep and many more. also it displays: hint: insmod errors can becaused by incorrect module parrameters/invalid io or irq)

    when booting from CD its stopping especelly long at:

    "CD unable to locate rsdp"

    Now I am not a linux expert, I'm just one of those who are able to get Knoppix installed on the harddrive, that's about it.

    So I am pretty clueless and I wold aprecheate any help to avoid installing windows. Thanks

  2. #2
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    Jun 2004
    There is only 3 things I can think of:

    1) Check memory...test mem option using cd. I doubt this is the problem.
    2) Check hardisk for bad block or hardisk error. This is more likely the problem. I had similar problem, took me >10 min just to boot cd. After doing some scanning....I found the evil...>1000 bad blocks.
    3) Could be the hardisk is full.

    Good luck

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