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SubjectRe: Trouble shooting a ten minute boot delay (SiI3112)
2005/8/11, Tejun Heo <>:
> Shaun Jackman wrote:
> > I added a PCI SATA controller to my computer. Immediately after grub
> > loads the kernel there is a consistent ten minute delay before the
> > kernel displays its first message. I tested Linux 2.6.8 and 2.6.11
> > both from Debian, and 2.6.11 from Knoppix, all of which experience the
> > same delay.
> * What do you mean by the `first' message? ie. What's the first line
> you read?
> * Is it really ten minutes?

Hello, Tejun. Thanks for the reply.

The message displayed by the bootloader, grub, is...
root (hd2,2)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-1-k7 root=/dev/md0 ro nodma
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1600, size=0x122a667]
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.11-1-1-k7
[Linux-initrd @ 0x1fb29000, 0x4c6000 bytes]

At this point there is a nine minute, fifteen second delay. As soon as
the kernel starts printing messages it goes by quite fast, so I can't
be certain what it's printing, but the first message according to
dmesg is...
Linux version 2.6.11-1-k7 (dannf@firetheft) (gcc version 3.3.6 (Debian 1:3.3.6-6
)) #1 Mon Jun 20 21:26:23 MDT 2005
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:

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