Ubuntu :: Slow Boot From External HDD?

Jun 5, 2011

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on an external hard disk. It boots very very slow. I get a black screen for about 2 minutes, with the led of the HDD regularly blinking. The hard disk is OK, so it's type isn't the issue here. Is there anything I can do about it?

I can't (don't want to) install it on my main hard disk, since I already have Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7 installed there and it's getting a bit too crowded.

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Ubuntu :: External HD Very Slow / Make It Up?

Feb 21, 2011

I worry about mounting properly an external USB hard disk.
It is a sata 1To NTFS formatted
It works perfectly with a XP SP3.
With xuxbuntu 10.10 , with ntfs-3g installed , it is VERY long to transfer data:it took almost 3 days for 360Go.
When I connect to the station , it automatically mount by itself on /media/disk without any option;I suspect bad options are used and no use of NTFS-3G.
How to oblige it to mount with good options?

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Jul 11, 2010

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May 21, 2010

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Have Lian Li Ex 503 External Raid System, using 4x2TB, using Raidmode 10 for good performance [ Just for those who are interested: http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/pr ... ex=115&g=f ]


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Mar 29, 2010

I am running Lenny. USB storage devices are painfully slow, if the data to be copied is above 4GB it works on transferring for more than half an hour and then comes up with an error dialog(saying something like file size is too big). The problem exists in both read and write.

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ehci_hcd28428 0
uhci_hcd18672 0
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Jan 7, 2010

So I just reinstalled OpenSUSE 11.2 and I went from having 20-30 mbps speed to and from my 1 tb usb ntfs external hard drive to having about 1 mbps transfer speeds now. Is there any suggestions for how I can fix this? I know it can go faster, I just need to figure out how. and would setting acpi=off at boot affect this?

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fdisk -l code...

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Mar 21, 2011

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May 3, 2010

After keying in my passwort at the login, it takes exactly 26sec until the Desktop is ready. I have checked bootchart and it seems that the udisk-daemon is blocking the boot process for some reason. I have tried different disks, different memory, without dvd...always the same problem.

Last thing I did, was to put in the disk into another pc, different mainboard different proc and voila, it boots very quickly.

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below is the section I mentioned above from my messages log:

Oct 22 08:43:22 ubuntu kernel: [ 2.076608] EXT4-fs (sda5): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
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I'm running 10.10 on an IBM Thinkpad R60 with 3GB RAM. I did a clean install of 9.10 and 10.04, and recently upgraded to 10.10. With all three, I'm noticing mething rather strange; after passing the PC's BIOS screen, I get a flashing cursor for about 20-30 seconds before Ubuntu starts booting. When I did the clean installs, I completely erased the hard drive, so I'm not sure what's causing it. The hard drive activity light is on when this happens, as well. It's very strange, as I have an old Dell Dimension 4550 with a slower hard drive and less RAM than the Thinkpad...yet it boots up faster, with no flashing cursor.

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I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 on an older PC (for some reason 10+ locks it up) and it takes a really long time for it to boot up. After the motherboard screen passes, I see the blinking cursor on the screen like it's loading, but it takes about five minutes until it finally boots to the OS. This isn't native to Ubuntu, it did the same thing with Mint. The PC was never this slow to boot up before, but I hadn't used it in about a year. Originally, I had WinXP and Ubuntu on it and it always started up pretty quick. Would this be a hardware problem or something else?

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Jul 15, 2010

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Feb 18, 2011

is it possible that Ubuntu can affect my laptop booting from dvd. I used my external dvd drive to install ubuntu onto my ASUS N10JC, but now when i try to boot from the dvd drive it wont let me? I have boot device #1 set to dvd/cd rom and #2 set to Removable Device, everything else disabled. The drive boots on other computers including a Win7 and a gentoo. Could this be Ubuntu related or just something weird?

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