I have a Toshiba NB205 onto which I have installed XP, Linux Mint 8 (Helena) , and Moblin 2.1. Things are basically working, but the boot times for Linux Mint 8 and Moblin 2.1 are very very long (>1 but minute). What appears to be happening is that there is a pause or timeout during boot where the disk is being accessed only every so often and the computer acts like it is scanning something. The boot time from the Live SD card I made - particularly for Moblin - did not take as long to boot.
I have gone into grub and turned off the quiet splash for LM8 to see if I can figure out what the hold-up is, but it looks like the pause is after the first splash screen. There is a slight delay at the end of the fist splash screen as things like "init-bottom" go by then I get an otherwise blank screen with a cursor in the upper left hand corner. If I had to guess, I would say that this seems to me to be where there is an unnecessarily long pause.
I know there must be a file somewhere that captures all of this activity, but I am fairly new to Linux so I don't know where to find it or exactly how to interpret it. I am taking the fact that both LM8 and Moblin experience a pause that it may have to do with my hardware on the nb205 and its interaction with Linux - but I could be completely off-base about that.
Thanks in advance,