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Re: What are these F-10 boot slides?



On Tuesday 16 December 2008 18:30:15 Les Mikesell wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Tuesday 16 December 2008 17:00:16 Paul W. Frields wrote:
> >> The boot screen is somewhat secondary to the main target of decreasing
> >> boot time.  Whether any particular machine gets the spiffy graphic, it
> >> should still boot significantly faster using the new system.  Although
> >> kernel mode setting hasn't been implemented for all cards, it was
> >> originally supposed to also work for Intel too -- until Intel made an
> >> eleventh-hour change.  We hope to have those and many more cards
> >> working with the spiffy boot graphics for Fedora 11, but regardless,
> >> boot speed is a very important consideration.
> >
> > Well, on my netbook it has been spectacularly unsuccessful.  The boot
> > time is horrifically long.  It seems that it first tries to bring up my
> > wireless connection, failing miserably, then it tries to mount my 3
> > defined nfs mounts. Two of them are always available, one is not always. 
> > Instead of a reasonably short wait time, then moving on, it seems to wait
> > a very long time.  If anyone's interested I'll time it.  Failing
> > gracefully is something it needs to learn.
>
> By design NFS should wait for success (you may not have anything
> else...).  If failure is expected or acceptable, you need to specify
> bg,soft for the mount - or better yet use the automounter so you don't
> even consider mounting until the need arises.
>
Les, I don't know the technicalities of it working.  I just know that the same 
entries exist in fstab on my F10 netbook and Mandriva 2009 laptop.  The laptop 
must have some sort of built-in time limit, I guess, because it doesn't make 
me wait over-long.  Of course if NetworkManager was working on the netbook I 
would only have that one delay, which might then not feel too bad.  As it is, 
you could make a cup of tea while it's booting up.

Anne

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