On Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:28:51 +0530 Vijay Rajah <m...@rvijay.me> wrote

> On 12/24/15 12:22 PM, Ian Smith wrote:
> >   ~2 minutes delay there.  sendmail (mta and msp both) at least
> > are unhappy about your hostname, and sleep on it.  I don't know whether
> > that's significant or related to the longer delay you report.  I just
> > skimmed through your dmesg, but didn't spot anything glaringly obvious.
> >
> > FWIW, cheers, Ian
> Ian,
> Thanks for taking the time to help me.
> The delay is (mostly) before the boot loader menu is presented. Once the 
> system starts to boot.. It is pretty fast...
> When the system boots, after the BIOS hands over the control to the OS.. 
> there are 6-7 lines, which give boot loader version etc.. (the last of 
> this gives the details of the build host etc..)
> Then there is a spinning wheel, an the system just sits there for some 
> time.. (even the wheel spins slowly). after 3-4 mins I see it loads the 
> /boot/default/loader.conf . After this the menu is loaded..

Is it something in the BIOS itself? That is; is it not possible you
have some setting in it there that isn't quite correct, or is less
than ideal? What kind of disk activity do you see while the "wheel"
is spinning. Is there very little activity? The reason I say all this,
is because you indicate that once control is passed to the OS, all
is normal. This is a good indication your BIOS settings are
[at least] less than ideal.
> so, the issue is long before this dmesg even begins... Unfortunately, I 
> do not know how to force a verbose boot before the boot menu...


are the only ones I'm aware of.


> -Thanks
> Vijay

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