[ubuntu-uk] Churning hard disk, glacial startup

Lucy lucybridges at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 09:59:05 BST 2009

2009/6/21 Paul Webster <paulwebbiweb at googlemail.com>:
> Thanks, Lucy.
> The system monitor gives memory usage as about 38% of about 700 Mb (I have
> 750 Mb of RAM).
> This will create a file called
> dmesg.txt in your home directory. Can you copy the contents into a
> pastebin and give us a link please?
> I managed the dmesg.text file, but don't know what a pastebin is. I looked
> it up in Google but couldn't make head or tail of it.

http://pastebin.com - first hit in google. It's a way of sharing
short-lived but long bits of text. You copy and paste something into
it and get given a unique link that you can pass around to whoever.

> However, I've copied all of the file into an RTF document which is attached.
> Thanks for all your help,

Okay. It all looks fine so far (I don't know how long the machine was
running for though?). However, I did notice that it tried to resume
from disk, but this failed so it started normally. I imagine this
would slow things down when booting. Did you do a normal shutdown or a
suspend? I know nothing about suspend and resume so maybe someone else
will be able to advise on this.

Otherwise, it might be worth checking out smart-notifier to check out
the hard drive fully.

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