Trouble shooting a ten minute boot delay (SiI3112)
From: Shaun Jackman
Date: Tue Aug 09 2005 - 18:32:15 EST
I added a PCI SATA controller to my computer. Immediately after grub
loads the kernel there is a consistent ten minute delay before the
kernel displays its first message. I tested Linux 2.6.8 and 2.6.11
both from Debian, and 2.6.11 from Knoppix, all of which experience the
The SATA controller is connected to two 200 GB Seagate SATA
ST3200826AS drives. I managed to install Debian on the system, though
the install was perilous, and once booted the system runs wonderfully!
Any suggestions on how I can trouble shoot the ten minute boot delay?
I don't reboot frequently, but it is irksome.
What's the appropriate mailing list for SATA questions, perhaps
linux-ide or linux-scsi?
Please cc me in your reply. Thanks!
$ uname -a
Linux quince 2.6.11-1-k7 #1 Mon Jun 20 21:26:23 MDT 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce CPU bridge (rev b2)
0000:00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 220/420 Memory
Controller (rev b2)
0000:00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 220/420 Memory
Controller (rev b2)
0000:00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01aa (rev b2)
0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce ISA Bridge (rev c3)
0000:00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce PCI System Management (rev c1)
0000:00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce USB Controller (rev c3)
0000:00:03.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce USB Controller (rev c3)
0000:00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce Ethernet
0000:00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown
device 01b0 (rev c2)
0000:00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce
Audio (rev c2)
0000:00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce PCI-to-PCI bridge (rev c2)
0000:00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce IDE (rev c3)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce AGP to PCI Bridge (rev b2)
0000:01:06.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation
SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)
0000:01:07.0 Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc
iTVC16 (CX23416) MPEG-2 Encoder (rev 01)
0000:01:08.0 Unknown mass storage controller: Silicon Image, Inc.
(formerly CMDTechnology Inc) SiI 3112 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA
Controller (rev 02)
0000:02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G550
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