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Re: Slow linux.bin


Ron Johnson wrote:

On Sun, 2003-11-02 at 08:48, - _ r a r o h _ - wrote:

installed woody with booting from floppy - it takes 4 minutes to read the floppy. I hear the movement of the floppy some 20 seconds ...

Any idea how to fix ?

4 minutes to read a 1.44MB floppy?  That was dog slow even in 1990.

Have you looked in /var/log/syslog?
here is th syslog with the time-gap even 5 minutes :

Nov  2 16:43:16 deba init: Switching to runlevel: 6
Nov  2 16:43:20 deba lwresd[201]: shutting down
Nov  2 16:43:20 deba lwresd[199]: exiting
Nov  2 16:43:20 deba kernel: Kernel logging (proc) stopped.
Nov  2 16:43:20 deba kernel: Kernel log daemon terminating.
Nov  2 16:43:20 deba exiting on signal 15
Nov  2 16:48:21 deba syslogd 1.4.1#10: restart.

Did you hear the FDD clicking
and whining like it there's a bad sector on the disk?

there is no noise like bad sectors ...

Pavel Sokol

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