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Old 03-10-2011
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I'm in the process of learning Ubuntu Linux and have a series of questions/problems that I need some help/advice with.

My desktop has Linux and is incredibly slow. (It's an "old" P4 with 1 GB ram and 160 GB hdd.) The problem is this: the OS seems to "think" that the computer is using SCSI even though it's not. It thinks that the HDD *AND* the CD are both SCSI devices and I know for a fact that they are not. Another problem could be that I thought I'd follow the advice of some internet person and formatted the HDD with 2.5 GB swap, 5 GB EXT4 and the rest in BTRFS. I thought that this would make things faster but I have the feeling that I was mistaken.

Will I have to "erase" the HDD and reinstall or what???


Last edited by David Bird : 03-10-2011 at 10:16 AM. Reason: Sorted out the first problem
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re: Linux and Scsi problems

hello,

first review how many packages you have installed & are there too many items in the startup....type the command setup on the cli & check the startup items...you may remove which are not required....if it seems ok then the slowness issue might be due to the old hard disk...replace it by new one...
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re: Linux and Scsi problems

Get more RAM.

Best of Luck!

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re: Linux and Scsi problems

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Get more RAM.

Best of Luck!
I dont think that incerasing RA will help you. As I am also running that on 1 GB of RAM but that is running very well without any problem. I think you need to reinstall that.
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