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xcvcx
October 15th, 2010, 04:37 AM
I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a harddrive I took from a laptop and connected to my desktop. It's a hitachi 120gb drive. I've tried to install Ubuntu 10.10 off a CD and USB and the same problem occurs. The load time is really long, loading applications takes forever and as I type this, the text lags, at times.



Systems Specs:

Intel i7 920
6GB OCZ
Radeon 5700
EVGA x58


BootInfo Results


Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #1 for (,msdos1)/boot/grub.
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
=> Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.10
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sdb1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files/dirs: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sdc1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: Fat32
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 118.5 GB, 118526284800 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14410 cylinders, total 231496650 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 * 2,048 222,001,151 221,999,104 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 222,003,198 231,495,679 9,492,482 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 222,003,200 231,495,679 9,492,480 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Drive: sdb ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 64601 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdb1 * 1,149,120 669,574,079 668,424,960 7 HPFS/NTFS


Drive: sdc ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdc: 4023 MB, 4023385600 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 489 cylinders, total 7858175 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdc1 * 38 7,839,719 7,839,682 b W95 FAT32


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/sda1 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883 ext4
/dev/sda2: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sda5 d9b6c898-39ff-4382-8867-79b662d3c789 swap
/dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sdb1 E280E24280E21D33 ntfs
/dev/sdb: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sdc1 162F-3585 vfat PENDRIVE
/dev/sdc: PTTYPE="dos"

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/sda1 / ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
/dev/sdc1 /media/PENDRIVE vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000, shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush)


=========================== sda1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
saved_entry="${chosen}"
save_env saved_entry
fi
}

function recordfail {
set recordfail=1
if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
insmod vbe
insmod vga
}

insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
load_video
insmod gfxterm
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-22-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-25-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-25-generic root=UUID=5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-25-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-25-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-25-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-25-generic root=UUID=5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-25-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sdb1)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ntfs
set root='(hd1,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set e280e24280e21d33
chainloader +1
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###

=============================== sda1/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
/dev/sda1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda5 none swap sw 0 0

=================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


58.1GB: boot/grub/core.img
9.2GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
1.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-25-generic
1.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
58.1GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-25-generic
.6GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic
1.6GB: initrd.img
1.6GB: initrd.img.old
.6GB: vmlinuz
58.1GB: vmlinuz.old

ubudog
October 15th, 2010, 05:35 AM
Can you see any processes that use a lot of CPU in top?



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jtarin
October 15th, 2010, 05:35 AM
Download and run the BootInfo script from my signature and post the results. Do you have specs on your Hitachi Harddrive?

xcvcx
October 15th, 2010, 05:41 AM
The harddrive is a 120GB HITACHI SATA 5400 RPM. I will update this with the information when I log back into Ubuntu.

jtarin
October 15th, 2010, 05:46 AM
Did you have a previous operating system installed on this? What did you use to format the partition?

xcvcx
October 15th, 2010, 06:37 PM
Prior to having Ubuntu installed I had Windows XP. I put Ubuntu on a USB and ran the installation from the BIOS by selecting the computer to boot off the USB. Then I erased the harddrive through the Ubuntu process.

I just tried to reinstall Ubuntu but it's still really slow. I still have to run the tests.


edit: Where do I find the results after running the Boot Script?

ubudog
October 15th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Post back with the results of the test. :)

xcvcx
October 15th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Post back with the results of the test. :)

Where do I find the results :P

ubudog
October 15th, 2010, 06:52 PM
The bootinfoscript?

xcvcx
October 15th, 2010, 07:05 PM
yea

ubudog
October 15th, 2010, 07:29 PM
There is a how-to on the homepage:
http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/

oldfred
October 15th, 2010, 07:37 PM
When you run the boot info script the last thing it says is where it saved the results.txt and whether it is just results.txt or results1.txt etc as it creates a new file every time. Usually it saves to the same directory as you run it in, but may save in /home if you have linked folders like I do.

xcvcx
October 21st, 2010, 05:23 PM
When you run the boot info script the last thing it says is where it saved the results.txt and whether it is just results.txt or results1.txt etc as it creates a new file every time. Usually it saves to the same directory as you run it in, but may save in /home if you have linked folders like I do.

This is what it shows at the end.


echo Finished. The results are in the file $(basename "$LogFile") located in "$Dir";

ubudog
October 21st, 2010, 07:20 PM
Type:

sudo updatedb && locate results.txt

xcvcx
October 22nd, 2010, 12:29 AM
Type:

sudo updatedb && locate results.txt

Nothing happens, it asks me for my password, I type it in and then another name@name - ubuntu:~$ comes up.

xcvcx
October 22nd, 2010, 12:34 AM
Okay here are the results


Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #1 for (,msdos1)/boot/grub.
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
=> Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.10
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sdb1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files/dirs: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sdc1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: Fat32
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 118.5 GB, 118526284800 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14410 cylinders, total 231496650 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 * 2,048 222,001,151 221,999,104 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 222,003,198 231,495,679 9,492,482 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 222,003,200 231,495,679 9,492,480 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Drive: sdb ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 64601 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdb1 * 1,149,120 669,574,079 668,424,960 7 HPFS/NTFS


Drive: sdc ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdc: 4023 MB, 4023385600 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 489 cylinders, total 7858175 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdc1 * 38 7,839,719 7,839,682 b W95 FAT32


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/sda1 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883 ext4
/dev/sda2: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sda5 d9b6c898-39ff-4382-8867-79b662d3c789 swap
/dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sdb1 E280E24280E21D33 ntfs
/dev/sdb: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sdc1 162F-3585 vfat PENDRIVE
/dev/sdc: PTTYPE="dos"

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/sda1 / ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
/dev/sdc1 /media/PENDRIVE vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000, shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush)


=========================== sda1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
saved_entry="${chosen}"
save_env saved_entry
fi
}

function recordfail {
set recordfail=1
if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
insmod vbe
insmod vga
}

insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
load_video
insmod gfxterm
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-22-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-25-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-25-generic root=UUID=5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-25-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-25-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-25-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-25-generic root=UUID=5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-25-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 5e22a05c-ee74-447b-895d-b2fcd6896883
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sdb1)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ntfs
set root='(hd1,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set e280e24280e21d33
chainloader +1
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###

=============================== sda1/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
/dev/sda1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda5 none swap sw 0 0

=================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


58.1GB: boot/grub/core.img
9.2GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
1.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-25-generic
1.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
58.1GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-25-generic
.6GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic
1.6GB: initrd.img
1.6GB: initrd.img.old
.6GB: vmlinuz
58.1GB: vmlinuz.old

ubudog
October 22nd, 2010, 06:12 AM
Yeah, that's it. Maybe someone can make some sense of it?

oldfred
October 22nd, 2010, 05:21 PM
I do not see anything wrong with the boot process. If you can boot then that part of your system should be ok. The only other possiblity is an additonal parameter on the linux line to correct something, but I do not suggest just trying different ones.

Some BIOS have default settings that may not be optimal but again without seeing your settings I cannot directly help. You may want to search on your specific MB & BIOS. The other likely issue may be the video card and what settings it has. Are you using the SATA 3Gbps ports and not the newer faster ones?

Back to post #2 and the command:
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xcvcx
October 23rd, 2010, 06:42 PM
Alright, so now after my harddrive being slow, i decided to try and install it on another harddrive. This time however, i get a boot disk failure when i try it out on both harddrives. I tried to install windows but that gave me a boot disk error too......