[ubuntu-uk] Churning hard disk, glacial startup
neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 10:46:20 BST 2009
2009/6/22 Lucy <lucybridges at gmail.com>:
> 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.
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
IIRC if the machine can suspend/resume to disk, you always get a
message saying that it "failed to resume from disk, starting normally"
(or words to that effect). It does a quick check for a resume image
signature in the swap partition just before booting normally - this
check is very quick, and won't be causing Paul's problems.
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