After my laptops logo the is a bar filling up on the bottom of the screen and next to it says
Fedora 12. That's when I move my finger left and right on the touchpad fast until I have to type my password, and then I move my finger left and right again continuously or else that takes a while for my icons to appear. And I am correcting my earlier post where I say it takes under 2min, it takes bout 30 sec if I do it like this.
I haven't pressed the ESC button yet during boot, will try it out.
I have a 500G HDD installed, any way to disable that HDD checking on boot each time?
I do notice if I don't move my finger left and right on the touchpad my HDD light doesn't flicker or hardly go on, but when I do the light is continuously on until my icons appear.
Any reason for that? Yea guess it may just help me solve my booting issue, not so weird
Ok I just rebooted my laptop and pressed the ESC button, it says Welcome to Fedora, and doing a bunch of stuff and starting services ect, all of then with status OK in brackets, and this boot up process took less than 30sec I'm sure LoL
Originally Posted by RavanH
You say that stroking (patting? stimulating?) your touchpad makes the system 'come' online quicker? Maybe it's not that weird after all...
Anyway, I have never had boot times longer than 40 seconds, on very old and slow systems. Normally about 30 seconds and if you are lucky, it's closer to 20 seconds. So there definitely seems to be something wrong.
Do you see the Fedora logo during the boot process? And what do you see when you hit the Escape key during the boot process? Maybe your disk is being checked on each boot which, depending on disk size, can take a while...