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betabrain
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long delay detecting hardware causes boot failure

Postby betabrain » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:52 pm

my sata drive (on a pci sata card) works fine with linux but some distros (including my fav, mint) will fail to boot 90% of the time due to the long time it takes to detect the card/drive.

is there a way to delay the timeout by about 10 seconds (it usually detects the drive about 5 seconds after the failure)?

i can send a failed and/or successful bootlog if it will help.

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Re: long delay detecting hardware causes boot failure

Postby miket » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:53 am

Hi!

betabrain wrote:my sata drive (on a pci sata card) works fine with linux but some distros (including my fav, mint) will fail to boot 90% of the time due to the long time it takes to detect the card/drive.
is there a way to delay the timeout by about 10 seconds (it usually detects the drive about 5 seconds after the failure)?
i can send a failed and/or successful bootlog if it will help.


I've seen this problem on Dell PCs, it can be fixed by adding "pollirq" to the kernel boot options in /boot/grub/menu.lst.

Mike.

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Re: long delay detecting hardware causes boot failure

Postby betabrain » Fri May 01, 2009 8:18 pm

miket wrote:I've seen this problem on Dell PCs, it can be fixed by adding "pollirq" to the kernel boot options in /boot/grub/menu.lst.


it's an hp xw6000, pci sata controller. pollirq didn't help, still haven't found a solution...


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