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    Boot Takes Forever

    I am having an odd problem with my brand new Pangolin [panp8 model]. Much of the time, meaning most of the time by far, it takes FOREVER to boot. Not to reach the login screen, but just to reach the BIOS screen. Over a minute. When I turn it on, the wireless light illuminates yellow, and the hard disk light blinks, but then it just sits there, with a blank screen, for over a minute sometimes, until the BIOS screen finally appears. I've checked the BIOS settings, reset to default, etc, but no help. The first time this happened was the second time I booted the machine.
    Last edited by rgheck; June 24th, 2011 at 06:02 PM.

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    Re: Boot Takes Forever

    For anyone else who runs into this problem, I talked to tech support and we reseated all the drives and memory. Didn't seem to help, but it might have. We're now looking at possible memory issues.

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    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: Boot Takes Forever

    I'm interested to know if you found a resolution to this problem.

    I have a panp7 and have a similar issue in that booting takes a very long time.

    It takes like 10s for the bios screen to show up, and over 2 minutes for the desktop to be usable.

    Not what I expect from a quad core processor with 4gb of ram.

    I'll be running memtests, which I've done before on the machine to rule out any memory issues. i'm also experiencing a kernel panic on occasion, which I'm not sure if it is related, but seems possible.

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