Fedora Installation :: Formatting Takes Very Long ?
Nov 12, 2010
I booted fedora from an live cd not i have a problem when i want to install fedora formatting is taking vey long its already busy for 1 hour and this is te second time im trying to install fedora does it need to take this long ? I've got an unexpected fault for the second time and pressed debug but nothing is happening keeps formatting.
I am running Centos 5.3. I ran no updates, performed no installs, nor changed any configuration immediately prior to this issue. My problem is this: when I run the command startx (default runlevel 3), it is a long time (5-10 minutes) before Gnome startx, and once it does start applications will not run. Also, when I try to use sudo (from any environment, even ssh), it is a long time (5-10) before the command is executed.
I cannot say for sure, but it seems like this is an intermittent problem. Sometimes X takes a long time to start, but once it starts it will launch programs. Sometimes X takes a long time to launch, but once it starts it will only launch certain programs. Though presently X always takes a long time to start, and I cannot successfully launch any programs.
A while back a had a similar problem to this (x taking long time to start, sudo taking long time to execute) and it ended up being a DNS problem. Unfortunately, I cannot remember exactly what it was and I stupidly did not document it. Maybe this is also DNS related, I don't know.
I don't know what log files to look at for problems with X, Gnome, and sudo taking a long time to start.
just upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04LTS and upon first reboot it gets stuck at the splash screen.. it just keeps loading over and over, nothing happens.I don't have the liveCD as I just did the download from the internet via Synaptic Softwarethis is what I tried:hit ESC when GRUB menu loads.. tried to hit "e" on the boot option and nothing happens.. I was told changing quite splash to nomodeset would fix it but it doesn't even say quiet splash, unless someone wants to walk me through it.I'm soo frustrated, I have tons of e-mails and documents that I need to save.is there a fix to get me back in just so I can copy my emails and docs and do a fresh install?
The Fedora machine acts like print and file server.But the problem, its the conection time.When i start the machine with fedora, takes like five or more minutes to appear in "My network places" in the windows machines, and if the server dont appear, i cant print and browse in the server files with the windows machines.I can browse in the internal network files (Windows folders) from fedora all the time, i have internet conection and with the internal network all the time, but the server just dont appear in the network places in the windows machines when i just start the server.
I check the samba status when i start (in the terminal), and its running.And i have a control program called "Control of Ciber", this program connect with the "Slaves" terminals and the conection appear in the server, but when i just turn on the server, the machines appear offline, and they connect after the same time taken for the server to appear in "My network places" in windows.I dont know if have a relation, but i cant open the share folders of the fedora machine in the windows computers, a error dialog appear (Privileges problem), and i just cant see the files in the folder.I give administrator privileges to everyone in this particular shared folder (Chmod 775), and i put the "Security = share" in the samba file. This issues dont happen in debian or ubuntu with the same configuration
I recently broke down in the face of morbid curiosity and clicked that little version update button. it seems to run flawlessly (after i uninstalled the pesky touchpad) but it takes a long time to boot up now. at least a full minute. is this normal?
I will add also that it said my version of grub had been modified (which i dont remember doing, but may have) so i told it to leave the current one in place.
Got some speed problems with my backup script, need to save 250GB data (28 network-shares (20 user homefolders included) - each one gets an own zip; approx. 100'000 files)Backupdata are stored on our nas that is embedded with mount -t cifs -o user,pw //networkadress /yet/another/backup/folderPacking process takes about 60! hours (on an intel xeon 3.0 GHz RHEL4 system) - connected via 100mbit networkzip -r /yet/another/backup/folder/asdf.zip /home/asdf/Is there a way to speed up this whole process? Saving via tar.gz instead of ziping?
I am having a problem with a slow wake up from the hibernate in karmic with gnome.My desktop has 2GB of ram and 4GB of swap.m doing standard hibernate from the menu.Hibernation takes 44s, which I can live with for now. But wake up measured from grub boot menu to unlock dialog takes 2m 47s. I think it's reasonable to expect it to take less than a minute.
I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, and it works perfectly.However, since last week (probably after some update), the gnome menu bar takes much longer to appear when I login. After it appears, it works just fine.To clarify, I turn on the system, login, the desktop background image and icons appear, and only after about 30 seconds the upper and lower gnome menu bars appear (a week ago all of it loaded almost instantly).
After I installed a new hard drive, when I booted up into Ubuntu, it would give me this error: "failed command: WRITE DMA". So I tried the workarounds and I guess it just covered the log with the Boot Splash, now it's taking a long time just to boot up.
I recently changed my computer so it would auto boot into Ubuntu, but if I hold down the shift key, I can bring up the GRUB menu so I can choose Windows in the rare times I use it[URL]Anyway, I noticed that when I did that, it actually took longer to boot. I timed it today and it took 45 seconds from the time I pressed the power button to get to the login screen! My friend uses Linux a lot and says even with Ubuntu (which he thinks is "too slow") it shouldn't take that long.
So as the title says shutdown time takes unusually long. Upwards of 4-6 minutes. I'm used to my linux systems taking about 10 seconds to shutdown, 20 tops. In fact this problem seemed to stem from the natty release because I didn't have this issue with the betas or 10.10....
It seems the longer I use my laptop the longer it takes to shutdown. When I do a quick task like a file backup the shutdown takes 10seconds or so, but if I open up a browser and start surfing for a few hours it takes more like 5 minutes.
I'm having trouble with Vim in any terminal emulator I use. I have a link (vi) to vim. Occasionally it will take very long to load, whether I use 'vi' or 'vi file'. Before, if I could I would restart X, and then it would load instantly again, but I waited this time and it did load, after a minute or so. Is this a problem with X or vim?
I installed bootchart and uploaded an image of my latest boot on imageshack: [URL] but I do not know really how to interpret it. Bare in mind that I did not use to have this problem while running Karmic...back then the OS started twice as faster as it does now after the update (now it takes at least 75 seconds to boot) .
I have just got some new sheet music; and I was wondering why it takes so long to print from Document viewer. I have a lexmark optra e312 which is connected to a windows network, and other programs seem to work just fine, but this one prints slowly whenever I:connect it to my computer directlyreinstall the printerreinstall ubuntu, even to other variantsMaybe someone could suggest another document viewer? I need to view .pdf, .ps, and .djvu as well as a few others if possible
It's been a while since this problem started. I have an Acer Aspire 4720z laptop with Ubuntu 10.10 installed. My laptop takes a whole damn 1.5 minutes to boot up and login (measured according to bootchart; I have auto-login enabled) (The majority of this 1.5 minutes is taken up after boot up, so it might indicate a problem with Xorg.)I don't know whether this is relevant, but when I boot up, a message gets displayed: "ata4.01: failed to resume link (SControl 0)". Also, this problem started right around the time I upgraded from Lucid to Maverick, so it could be some problem with my upgrade.find the source of this issue.ATTACHED: bootchart image from last login.boot.log:
Code: fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2 udevd: can not read '/etc/udev/rules.d/z80_user.rules'
I did used the Alien-Arena yesterday as usual and did work fine from start to finish! When I launch it today, it is taking about 4 minutes to load the main screen. I did a reinstall and with no success! Completely removed it with synaptic and reinstall... but the problem still remains! Something went wrong and I can't figure out what
After upgrading to a 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04, I have found that it takes a lot longer to open any browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera. Does anyone know why? I thought 64 bit Ubuntu should be faster than the 32 bit version. Nevertheless, I see no difference besides the browser problem mentioned above.
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows XP on my system. After installing Ubuntu, it boots normally about once, and then the next time I try to boot, I have to wait a few minutes with it saying "GRUB Loading." I have read other threads about this that say that it is clearly a GRUB2 problem, and something about Windows overwriting something with the MBR; although I haven't booted into windows once in the process of installing Ubuntu (multiple times) or afterward. GRUB version 1.97~beta4.
It takes a few minutes to start during boot and I just did a fresh install in a virtual machine. Haven't touched sendmail so it has default config. Someone told me it could be a DNS issue, but I can do DNS lookups and navigate the web well.
When I log into an Xfce session, the splash screen indicates the "starting window manager" step with a busy cursor for about 10 seconds or more. Mind you this is a 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo machine.I have tried logging out, mv-ing ~/.config/xfce4 from a tty console, and logging back in, but the problem persists.I am running Xfce 22.214.171.124 from squeeze.
I use openSuse 11.xx and all was going fine until yesterday. When booting up now, I can't connect to the internet any more. I takes much longer to boot now as if openSuse tries to look for something that disappeared or got corrupt. All started with the latest safety update.
I have a newly installed Kubuntu 10.04 running here, works fine except for one thing.
I have a kind of "fileserver" and it has a samba share that I have mounted in the home folder of my desktop computer ("/home/xxx/fileserver", the server is running an older version of Ubuntu, can't exactly remember what it is but the filesystem is ext2, if that's of any importance).
I have large files on the server, mostly video. When I use Dolphin (or Konqueror, doesn't make any difference) and right click one of these large files and choose Properties, it takes a LONG time to load the properties window. As if it copies the file to local hd before opening properties, or something.
The reason why I posted here and not in the networking section is, that I had the exact same setup with my previous installation which was Kubuntu 8.04, and also at least three different Ubuntu's before that. Never had this problem before, so I think my server and networking thingies are okay.
I am having trouble with a rather peculiar timeout during resume from suspension and I was wondering if any of you have encountered the error or might have some leads as to what causes the problem.I am using Gentoo Linux with TuxOnIce patched kernel. While both hibernation and suspension works as advertised, there is a rather irritating timeout while trying to resume from suspension. Each and every time it takes about 60s for notebook to resume back to X session again, no matter what the conditions are (i.e. USB deviced plugged in, etc.)
Now I use mutt to manage the mail list. But when I start to mutt, it takes a long time (about 1~2 minutes) to load all the mail list, about 20 thousands mail. I don't know why it takes such a long time.