[ubuntu-za] Slow boot hard drive issue

wesley.werner at gmail.com wesley.werner at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 13:32:47 UTC 2012

Hi Charl

There is a known issue with some SATA drives using ACPI mode in some systems.

It may be worth a try disabling acpi for one boot to test if this is the case:

In grub press 'e' to (temporarily) edit the boot line, and add to the Kernel line: "acpi=off"

See if that boots quicker.

Failing that, try a different data cable if you have one. No jokes. Don't dismiss faulty cabling.

Also in your pc BIOS option for the drive, try toggling the drive mode AHCI mode to IDE. Be aware that if you do and boot fails, reboot and change the option back.

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