I am running a 64-bit host and was running a 32-bit XPguest which was crawling no matter what I was doing with it,in fact it frequently used 100% CPU power while having no real work load. I experienced with this other guests and wondered why KVM was slow compared to say Xen or Virtualbox.
This is because you need to use the "-cpu" flag.
For a full list of options run:
/usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -cpu ?
I like dd, although it only reads it, usually a read test of the entire disk will uncover if your hard drive is bad in some parts. This is a good thing to do at least once a month, a lot of times bizarre program behavior, laginess and crashing/unnmounting problems etc.. are due to a failing disc and SMART won't know it or indicate a problem:
We must also remember there's never a guarantee, I've found that ever since we moved to larger and more platters per drive with 1TB drives........
hdparm -B 255 /dev/sdb
setting Advanced Power Management level to disabled
HDIO_DRIVE_CMD failed: Input/output error
The one thing you can do though is to set hdparm spindown time lower (it doesn't seem to work that well).
-S set standby (spindown) timeout
hdparm -S 251 /dev/sda
ECS K7S5A Motherboard System Take Up To 2 Minutes To BootHi guys,
My motherboard is very strange. Sometimes it will take up to a few minutes to post. I have no idea it suddenly started doing this. I have tried everything and all I can figure is that it is somehow related to the USB ports possibly.
Why do I say this?
Because if I disconnect my scanner the problem occurs less frequently. I only have a printer hooked up to USB now and by........