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Re: Booting sparkly new F12 install, error 13 from grub.



On Friday 11 December 2009, Tim wrote:
>On Thu, 2009-12-10 at 13:51 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Would the bios drive order translation account for the slowness of the
>> F12 system?  It is intolerably slow when multitasking, often taking 30
>> seconds to a minute to close a window if the package manager is also
>> running.
>
>The BIOS will be used to read the drive to begin booting a system, but
>Linux uses its own drivers post-boot.  So the problem would be
>elsewhere.
>
>Very slow graphics smacks of other issues:  Video drivers, or even
>networking (name resolution, chiefly).
>
It wasn't just slow graphics Tim.  It was 
ssssssssssssssssslllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

However that might be a clue of sorts as it had to search and find my router 
to even get a network connection & use dhcp to get an ip address.  I have 
been using static hosts based addressing on the local net here for a decade, 
and its NOT on the 192.168.1 subnet.  But I didn't try to kill nm forever and 
reconfigure the networking for static as it would have taken several hours at 
the speed it was running.

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