slow bootup ("invalid PBLK length [5]" on ASUS m/b)

Michael Klinosky mpk2 at
Wed Jun 20 13:29:40 UTC 2007

> I'm having a problem with my computer - it takes a while to boot up.
> Here's the stuff I think is relevant:
> * first problem appears right after "Uncompressing Linux... OK, booting 
> the kernel." message:
> ACPI: Invalid PBLK length [5]
> I've searched for the error on the net and noticed that this seems to 
> affect Asus motherboards. I happen to have an Asus A7S-VM.
> I'm not sure if this is related to the slowdown, though.

I have 5 machines - none of which have ASUS MBs. I get this line in FC6, 
and maybe F7 (can't recall).

I don't think my machines are slow to boot up. I was considering 
inquiring about it, but it didn't seem to be a problem.

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