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[Discuss] Why are all my hard drives slow on Ubuntu? (new computer)

You mentioned 32-bit Ubuntu, but is both Knoppix and Windows 7 32-bits
What happens when you boot a 64-bit ubuntu. Also how much RAM do you 
have in that box. Should not make a significant difference on your Live 
CDs. I would also suggest that you test another Linux distro, such as 
Fedora  live. Also, I assume the underlying file system is EXT4??

On 08/29/2013 09:39 PM, Daniel Barrett wrote:
> On August 29, 2013, Matthew Gillen wrote:
>> Can you
>>    cat /proc/cmdline
>> and post the results?  (feel free to scrub any UUID-looking things...
> Ubuntu 12.04:
>    BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-37-generic root=UUID=... ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
> Knoppix 7.2:
>    lang=en apm=power-off initrd=minirt.gz nomce libata.force=noncq hpsa.hpsa_allow_any=1 loglevel=1 BOOT_IMAGE=linux
>> If you're booting into knoppix anyway, might as well also post the dmesg
>> output from knoppix so that we can compare the two.
> The dmesg output can now be compared at:
> - Ubuntu:
> - Knoppix:
> Thank you for your help so far.
> --
> Dan Barrett
> dbarrett at
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