The 9.10 boot loader progress bar

Amahdy mrjava.javaman at
Mon Jan 25 12:09:20 UTC 2010

I'm wondering why starting from 9.10 the boot loader started to be an
infinite loop progressbar (like windows always does)?? it was better in
previous versions that I'm able to track the percent of loaded and what's
remaining, or at least know that there is a progress (in slow computers)
instead of staying like that without knowing whether the loader hangs and
will never load or there is a slow progress and the user will watch waiting
it ...

If this was because gathering the information before starting the loader for
a progress-bar tracking takes some time, then I believe +|- 2 seconds is not
the big deal that prevents this feature from existing ... or what's your

One more thing is that, the loading could be cooler for some ppl (like me)
if it was text-based not graphical (like before that or like servers), to
watch out what's happening (eg. problems, errors, notices ... etc) so if
there was a key (like ESC) to switch, and an option to make it permanent
text-based boot.

-- Amahdy AbdElAziz
IT & Development Manager
3D Diagnostix Inc.
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