Slow boot time after recent update

Asked by Brandon Chastain on 2010-10-05


I have a phenom 2 X4 940, 8 gigs of ram, 500 gig hard drive, a HD5830 radeon, on a Gigabyte mother board.

I one of the recent updates changed my system so that it boots very slowly whereas before the boot after the grub screen was literally a few seconds is now close to two minutes.

I apologize for the vague description but i am still a relative newcomer, I tried running dpkg in recovery mode when I noticed a line of script keeps running in the background over and over again. It eventually runs dpkg but very slowly and does not find any issues.

If someone can help me to trouble shoot this properly I would be grateful, otherwise I am considering a fresh install to see if that help.

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #1

I have another issue to follow such this one.
Do you have this blank screen just after grub menu and before "5 dots" screen ?
If true, can you confirm and follow

Brandon Chastain (chastain-2) said : #2

The links you sent did help with grub however there is something else wrong I believe, after I load the latest version of linux from the grub screen now I get a black screen where the same message scripts repeatedly before the purple lucid GUI finally kicks in.

It says there is an error and the main message reads: Error { UNC }


There is more that is says but I couldnt write fast enough so I jotted what I thought looked like important info,

delance (olivier-delance) said : #3

Fo you have "failed command: " before " READ FPDMA QUEUED " ?
Could you see if your issue looks like this:
If yes, can you link your question to the bug.

Brandon Chastain (chastain-2) said : #4

Sorry i have taken so long to get to this, I was out of town for a week.

Yes my problem is similar

Brandon Chastain (chastain-2) said : #5

Since there is no further responses regarding this issue does that mean that this issue is not/can not be remedied? I am getting very tired of this issue, I would like to get it resolved.

delance (olivier-delance) said : #6

Check in your BIOS if you can change SATA protocol.

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