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Hey all, finally got Unbuntu installed after battling with it for a while. Im using the GRUB loader 1.5 for my dual boot. Honestly it takes it like 5 minutes just to get to the screen where I select my OS. Is this normal? Is there any way to speed it up or a diffrent program I can use? Thanks
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ohhhh no mine did that for a while. Its damn annoying i think it might have been a faulty hdd on my pc though
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ohhhh no mine did that for a while. Its damn annoying i think it might have been a faulty hdd on my pc though
How long does it normal take yours to load now?
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um still slow. about 10 seconds longest. If i crash the pc before in linux it takes about 30 seconds to display next boot.
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um still slow. about 10 seconds longest. If i crash the pc before in linux it takes about 30 seconds to display next boot.
Ok thanks
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Mines like .1sec.

I think LILO tends to be faster if you wanted to try that.
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Mines like .1sec.

I think LILO tends to be faster if you wanted to try that.
Same.

What disto you got? If its debian based (Ubuntu etc) then do in a terminal:

sudo update-grub

if that says "Invalid command" or something similar, switch the update and the grub bit around.
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Same.

What disto you got? If its debian based (Ubuntu etc) then do in a terminal:

sudo update-grub

if that says "Invalid command" or something similar, switch the update and the grub bit around.
Yea its Ubuntu. Ill give this a try when I get home, thank you sir .
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It shouldn't even take 2 seconds! Mine is like the above- Under a second.
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It shouldn't even take 2 seconds! Mine is like the above- Under a second.
Yea I apparantly have a problem somewhere. Maybe its this ancient IDE hard drive I have Ubuntu loaded on.
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