Really REALLY slow computer

zephod at zephod at
Wed May 2 12:50:16 UTC 2007

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim <ignored_mailbox at>
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2007 10:57 pm
Subject: Re: Really REALLY slow computer
To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list at>

> On Tue, 2007-05-01 at 06:17 -0700, zephod at wrote:
> > This is immediately after boot up, (Immediate isn't the right 
> word as 
> > it takes ~45mins to boot and log in) Is this normal? 
> Forty-five minutes?  NO!

Yup, 45 mins!

It starts to boot OK but really bogs down when it gets to INIT and then
udev times out which takes about 10mins. I was hoping the 2.6.21 kernel
was going to help but it did not. Everything seems to function OK when
it finally boots but it juuussssttt ttttoooo ssslllooowwww. AAAAGGGGHHHH!

> My systems, ranging in abilities and enable services, take two to 
> threeminutes from cold boot to useability.  The truly awful boxes 
> might take
> five minutes.
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> (This box runs FC6, my others run FC4 & FC5, in case that's
> important to the thread.)
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