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Re: Slow Grub on new mobo Q



On Wednesday 01 October 2008, Kam Leo wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net> 
wrote:
>> Greetings;
>>
>> I built a new box yesterday, and one of the things I'm seeing is about a
>> 10 second lag between the bios clearing the screen after doing its thing,
>> and the "Loading Grub stage 2", which stays on screen for several seconds,
>> then its blanked for another 10 secs or so, and finally the grub 'choice'
>> menu comes up.
>>
>> This is with the new grub.  One thing I had done on the previous mobo was
>> to have just one entry in /boot/grub/devices, but I see that has been
>> reset by something from /dev/sdb to /dev/sda, presumably by upgrading grub
>> this morning.
>>
>> The bios is set to boot from the first ide, which is (hd0,0) I believe.
>>
>> What can I post that might be of interest?, just ask.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> --
>> Cheers, Gene
>
>What new grub? As far as I am aware there has been no update to grub.

The one that's been sitting in updates for 2-3 months, scared to install it 
because my drive mapping was fubar on that biostar mobo with its outboard 
sata controller.  Now on this asus, it seems like hd0,0 is indeed /dev/sda1, 
aka /boot in the label.  Anyway, it worked.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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