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Sent: 6/4/2012 3:55:58 PM
Subject: Re: what did hwinfo do to my machine?
On Mon, 04 Jun 2012 00:05:13 -0400, Dan B. wrote:
> After I ran hwinfo (to detect a modem), my machine runs very slowly at
> the beginning of booting.
> (GRUB takes about 8 seconds between displaying the the "Welcome to
> GRUB!" text and the "error: fd0 read error."
Well, that error can be relevant.
Try to disable the floppy disk controller (or any other FDD related stuff
you find) from the BIOS and see what happens.
I have seen such a behavior before when the BIOS boot sequence was erroneously configured to boot from floppy before the HDD
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