slow bootup ("invalid PBLK length [5]" on ASUS m/b)

Konstantin Svist fry.kun at
Wed Jun 20 18:15:54 UTC 2007

Okay, so I guess "invalid PBLK" message has nothing to do with it.

Thanks, Michael and Tim

Michael Klinosky wrote:
> Konstantin:
>> I'm having a problem with my computer - it takes a while to boot up.
>> Here's the stuff I think is relevant:
>> * first problem appears right after "Uncompressing Linux... OK, 
>> booting the kernel." message:
>> ACPI: Invalid PBLK length [5]
>> I've searched for the error on the net and noticed that this seems to 
>> affect Asus motherboards. I happen to have an Asus A7S-VM.
>> I'm not sure if this is related to the slowdown, though.
> I have 5 machines - none of which have ASUS MBs. I get this line in FC6, 
> and maybe F7 (can't recall).
> I don't think my machines are slow to boot up. I was considering 
> inquiring about it, but it didn't seem to be a problem.

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