Opensuse 11.3 takes too many time to boot(almost 30mins or more)

i have just installed opensuse 11.3 on a pc which was once a Windows XP,the configuration for opensuse installation well everything is good.The problem is when i switch off or reboot the pc,.at the 1er black screen where u see the ‘boot’ its says

Verifying DMI Pool Data…Update Success
(take 2mins almost then)
GRUB Loading stage 2…
(takes up to 10mins or more)
then i got this:

root (hd0,1)
Filesystem type is ext2fs,partition type 0x85
kernel /boot/vmlinuz - root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS728080PL
AT20_PFDZ1954TA2XSE-part2 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS728080PLAT20_PFD21954TA
2XSE- splash=slient quit vga=0x322

help please

I don’t know if it’s relevant or not, but this is the first time I’m seeing a partition type of 0x85 (unless it’s a typo). Usually a Linux partition is type 0x83. Apparently 0x85 is a Linux extended partition, but such a partition is not recognised by other OSes so it’s hardly ever used. Surely a typo?

Sorry nothing else comes to mind. Maybe you should reinstall if you have nothing at stake.

thanks for the reply ken_yap. but now its okay,i’ve changed the hard drive itself and it works,i think it was the hard drive that wasn’t in good condition,anyways thanks for the post . :slight_smile: