[SOLVED] Question about boot process

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I have Slackware 13.1 installed on 2 laptops and a desktop. The desktop is an older Dell XPS 410 with 4 gigs of ram and a 2.8gHz dual core pentium D, One laptop is a Sony Vaio with a dual core processor and 2 gigs of ram, and the other is a Dell Studio 15 with 3 gigs of ram (can't recall the processor). Anyway, the desktop hits the loading linux and flies straight away to the rest of the boot. The two laptops go rather slowly after loading linux with the dots popping up much slower than the laptop. Then they his Bios check successful and the rest of the boot is similar to the (HowTos)