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Old 10-30-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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booting times?


How long does it usually take from pressing the power to the login? It takes 2 minutes for me which IMO is a bit too long. Is there anyway to speed it up (to <30 secs like windows)?

thanks in advance
 
Old 10-30-2005, 02:06 PM   #2
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On my PIV 1.8GHz notebook slack boots in around 35 seconds
until I can actually use it, the originally installed XP took ~1m40
to achive that.


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Old 10-30-2005, 02:49 PM   #3
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20 seconds, LFS 6.1 on intel p3 750 MHZ mobile
XP took 2 minutes
 
Old 10-30-2005, 04:22 PM   #4
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So how do you guys do it?
 
Old 10-30-2005, 04:27 PM   #5
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Stripping out/not using stuff that's unnecessary, for example daemons
that some distros have running by default (fam, audit, ...), ldconfig (only
needs to be run when one installs new libraries on the system),
hotplug (e.g. if I know my hardware doesn't change all the time I
don't need hotplug but am faster by slapping my stuff into
modules.conf), ...


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Old 10-30-2005, 04:43 PM   #6
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If you want to know where all the time is going then bootchart is an excellent tool:
http://www.bootchart.org/
 
  


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