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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