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Re: what did hwinfo do to my machine?

Camaleón wrote:
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.

How?  It's not the *presence* of the message that has changed.

It's the *delay* between the "Welcome to GRUB!" message and that
"error: fd0 read error." message that has changed (to 8 or 9
seconds, from something close to zero).

Besides, that error message (presumably) simply means that GRUB
didn't successfully read from the floppy drive, which makes perfect
sense since there's no floppy in it.

Try to disable the floppy disk controller (or any other FDD related stuff you find) from the BIOS and see what happens.

Maybe I'll go ahead and try that out of desperation, but how would
that fix the problem?  Things were fine (GRUB loaded normally fast)
with the FDC enabled before I ran hwinfo.


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