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Waiting For Windows to Boot!

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by smarty009, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. smarty009

    smarty009 Senior Member

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    i thought some of you linux guys out there would like this image...lol

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    I dont have any problems with my windows booting. hell i think it takes longer to boot into FC5 on my computer than it does to boot into XP pro.
     
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    o...neither do i...i just found the pic kind of humorous
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Bare XP boots pretty quickly as long as the partition isn't fragmented. XP loaded down with all the garbage corporate IT usually makes you run is slow. I can boot and shutdown my Gentoo laptop almost 3 times in the time it takes my wife's XP to boot once (both are IBM T series, hers is a little newer).
     
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    This is interesting. Is usually Linux faster than windows? Because im building a mame system and i wouldnt want to wait for 2 mins for XP to boot.
     
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    I'd say my kunutu linux boots far faster than any WinXP machine I use.
     
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    ill say that fedora boots just about as fast as xp on my mom's computer (i have trouble getting kernels to like my laptop).
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Can you post your .config and output of lspci?
     
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    that means ill have to create a partition and find a fedora or cent disk (yeah, i like bitch distros). Give it time.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    no problem. If you ever want a hand working out a kernel config for your hardware let me know. One of the beauties of running gentoo is every kernel I run is custom. :)
     
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    i read all this shit about linux kernels hating dothan core procs. I havent done enough research to figure out why its not starting. If i spent some of my day at work researching that instead of talkin to yall, i might have a laptop with a decent linux install on it.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    I am running a Dothan processor right now. Usually not booting is a matter of not getting the driver for something required on the MB (like the IDE controller). Comparing your kernel config to your lscpi output should show you what you need.
     
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