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SubjectRe: Slow booting
On Mon, 14 Feb 2000, David Lang wrote:

>> This sounds like the "compact" option has been left out of
>> lilo.conf as, unless I'm mistaken, that's exactly what LILO does
>> when it's missed out. You may wish to try with that included and
>> report what difference it makes, if any.

> It is not there (I am useing the stock slackware disks) I will
> try this and see what happens.

Nodz.

> why does this not cause a problem on the slower/older machines?

I would presume they are just slow enough not to be able to read two
consecutive sectors on the floppy in a single rotation. However,
that's simply guesswork, I've no real idea...

Best wishes from Riley.

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