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17" MBP Slow

I have two boot drives, one Tiger and one Lep. My Tiger boot drive is FAST when booting up or logging on to the net. My Lep. partition boots up slow and is slow on the net. I did a test, bypassing my airport and the dia. box states, "Built-in Ethernet has a self-assigned IP address and may not be able to connect."

Network settings, I admit are my weak point, however, things work fine with airport and Tiger. Any suggestions?


I want Leopard to fly like Tiger. 

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    I have 4 gigs of ram and a large drive. One of my boot drives is only 20 gigs.  


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Depending on the amount of RAM that you have, you may need to add RAM. If you have less than 2GB, you should upgrade the RAM. The other issue could be memory in general since you're running both systems and obviously have a smaller drive than would be available if you were only running one. I would remove the partitions and use one boot drive to see if that makes any difference. Just back your files up first.

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