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Slow load on an IBM X31
I would check to make sure that you only have necessary stuff enabled in your kernel. For instance you don't need drivers for x NIC if you have y. Simple things like this can slow you down.
Without more specific 'error' messages or whatever its tough to tell. I have a T22 and its lightning fast so its not your computer.
My kernel is very light weight but thanks for the suggestion. Is there anywhere you'd recommend looking for errors? Also, could there be an option I could set in Lilo?
maybe one suggestion would be to switch to grub. that is what i use it is easy and fast. Never used lilo though so I don't know about configuring that.
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Perhaps you are using genkernel and therefore initrd. if you are using initrd the boot time will be increased greatly. manualy recompile your kernel and remove the initrd
I'm nervous about switching to grub because I've had bad experiences. Also, this is my one windows computer and I can't risk losing the installation. I'm not running using a ramdisk nor did I use genkernel. It just takes forever to load the thing at boot time. I suppose I'll go back through my kernel and see if there's any junk I don't need in there. The filesystem on my boot partition is EXT3 if that matters. Could there be some integrity check it's doing on the kernel that I can override?
yeah that probably has something to do with it. Usually. as far as I know, boot partitions are ext2 because it does not have journaling. ext3 isn't bad for your boot but journaling and checking will slow things down.