Re: [nslu2-linux] 1+ hour boot up
- Your serial port is getting interference and stopping the boot. See the wiki page for ideas about how to fix this (it needs a resistor added).
From: Thomas Boehne <tobox@...>
Date: Thursday, Feb 1, 2007 7:01 pm
Subject: Re: [nslu2-linux] 1+ hour boot up
I love my slug, but it has started living up to its name, it takes over
an hour to boot..... when it has finished it works fine until the next
reboot. This takes more than an hour too.
I sometimes have a similar problem. When I power on the slug, it
usually boots up normally, but sometimes it seems to get stuck in the bootloader. When I recognize that the slug did not boot properly
(cannot reach it after a few minutes) I usually connect to the serial console, and if I type enter, the boot timeout appears, counts down
some seconds, and then boots up properly.
My machine is de-underclocked, has a auto-power-on with attiny13, and a serial console using an old siemens mobile phone cable. I don't know if the bootloader gets stuck because the serial console sent some
garbage that caused the bootloader to stop and wait for input. Does
anyone have an idea?
@GSHumphrey: Maybe your filesystem is bad and requires a filesystem check at bootup? That would explain the delay. Is there heavy disk
activity during boot-up? Did you install many services/daemons that
use too much memory? That would cause the slug to swap, which could be incredibly slow.
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- Rod Whitby wrote:
> Your serial port is getting interference and stopping the boot. See theI had not done any research on that problem, since the slug is usually
> wiki page for ideas about how to fix this (it needs a resistor added).
running 24x7, so sorry for not looking at the most obvious place before
posting the problem... But thanks for the hint, I'll add the resistor and
see if it helps.