[SOLVED] Loading screen too slow

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[SOLVED] Loading screen too slow

Post by radeon » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:28 am

HI. I m Dual booting Linux Mint 18 (64 bit Cinnamon) and window 10 . When i boot Linux the loading screen took about 1 minute or more. I mean the screen with the Linux logo and dots below. After this slow load i get the login screen and everything is fine. This happened after i formated my window 10 D drive to ext4 and upload linux on it. Before this linux was runing on 20 GB space , now its running on 400 GB. Can you tell me how to check what is causing the slow boot?
Only thing i know is that there are 33 bad sectors
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Re: Loading screen too slow

Post by austin.texas » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:25 am

To fix your bad sectors, boot your live Mint DVD or USB.
Open a terminal.
List your partitions with the command:

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lsblk
If your 400 GB partition is /dev/sda3 (for example), run this command to repair the filesystem:
Click on SELECT ALL here →
Then copy the selection.

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sudo e2fsck -f -y -v -C 0 /dev/sda3
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Re: Loading screen too slow

Post by radeon » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:15 pm

I got all that

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mint@mint ~ $ sudo e2fsck -f -y -v -C 0 /dev/sda3
e2fsck 1.42.13 (17-May-2015)
Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Pass 2: Checking directory structure                                           
Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity                                        
Pass 4: Checking reference counts                                              
Pass 5: Checking group summary information                                     
                                                                               
      249609 inodes used (0.98%, out of 25411584)
         387 non-contiguous files (0.2%)
         255 non-contiguous directories (0.1%)
             # of inodes with ind/dind/tind blocks: 0/0/0
             Extent depth histogram: 210552/155
     9602534 blocks used (9.45%, out of 101616128)
           0 bad blocks
           2 large files

      187267 regular files
       22349 directories
          56 character device files
          25 block device files
           1 fifo
           1 link
       39901 symbolic links (38811 fast symbolic links)
           1 socket
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      249601 files

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Re: Loading screen too slow

Post by austin.texas » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:31 pm

That looks good - no errors reported. Do you have any more information about those 33 bad sectors? Maybe they are on the Windows partition - which would be repaired using Windows utilities, not linux.
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Re: Loading screen too slow

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:45 pm

austin.texas wrote:That looks good - no errors reported. Do you have any more information about those 33 bad sectors? Maybe they are on the Windows partition - which would be repaired using Windows utilities, not linux.
You can test the full disk for bad blocks by booting from dvd or USB stick ,

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sudo badblocks -svn /dev/sda
to have the hard disk controller replace bad blocks by spare blocks.

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Re: Loading screen too slow

Post by radeon » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:38 am

OK. Since this bad sectors are not causing the problem with the slow loading screen what else can it be ?

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Re: Loading screen too slow

Post by austin.texas » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:34 am

More than once, I have seen big delays caused by the OS trying to load a swap partition or other partion that does not exist.
In a terminal, run the command:

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dmesg > ~/Desktop/dmesg.txt
That will put a text document on your Desktop listing the boot steps. The first column in the list is time in seconds.
Here is part of mine, where it shows a 5 second delay when loading the root partition, sdb2

[ 3.294976] random: nonblocking pool is initialized
[ 4.749087] floppy0: no floppy controllers found
[ 10.155880] EXT4-fs (sdb2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
[ 10.333560] init: ureadahead main process (322) terminated with status 5
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Re: [SOLVED] Loading screen too slow

Post by radeon » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:12 am

Thank you! You were right. It was the swap space . I was using the flash drive for my swap space by mistake, and when its not plugged in its taking very long time to load.

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Re: [SOLVED] Loading screen too slow

Post by Ivasan » Wed May 09, 2018 1:31 pm

I am not sure but for me it seems that the loading screen stalls because of waiting for eth0 IPv6 configuration. I am on wifi and connacting at home IPv6 is turned off. I am a bit hesitant what to do?

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[   24.874637] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[   24.874640] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[   24.874644] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[   29.107223] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[   29.110389] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[  327.777242] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[  335.816325] ACPI Warning: \_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._DSM: Argument #4 type mismatch - Found [Buffer], ACPI requires [Package] (20150930/nsarguments-95)

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Re: [SOLVED] Loading screen too slow

Post by mrmajik45 » Wed May 09, 2018 5:00 pm

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