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Old 07-27-2011, 07:45 AM   #1
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Lightbulb can i make my system boot faster....


Hey LQ users,
as the title says i wanna speed up booting process.....it takes 45-50 seconds to get my Desktop Screen...i have selected automatic login....TIA for your suggestions and advice
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:50 AM   #2
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Disable unnecessary services and unnecessary kernel modules.
Avoid dhcp.

Kind regards
 
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:51 AM   #3
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Deleted double post due to slow connection

Kind regards

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:58 AM   #4
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Get yourself a SSD, will speed up your boot time. Use suspend instead of switching off the machine.
 
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:23 AM   #5
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thnx for you replies
@repo
i have already disabled services from startup applications and a few i just disabled using BootUP-Manager...how else i can disable unnecessary services and modules and dhcp too (sorry not an expert , I'm just a newbie)
@TobiSGD
I'm poor college student hehe and its a brand new hard disk , can't purchase SSD now...
 
Old 07-27-2011, 08:28 AM   #6
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Let's see what services you're still running. Can you post the ouput of:
Code:
service --status-all
 
Old 07-27-2011, 08:41 AM   #7
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I'm kinda confused........
i run
Code:
service --status-all >processes.txt
then got result in console
Code:
[ ? ]  acpi-support
 [ ? ]  acpid
 [ ? ]  alsa-restore
 [ ? ]  alsa-store
 [ ? ]  anacron
 [ ? ]  apport
 [ ? ]  atd
 [ ? ]  avahi-daemon
 [ ? ]  binfmt-support
 [ ? ]  bootchart
 [ ? ]  console-setup
 [ ? ]  cron
 [ ? ]  cups
 [ ? ]  dbus
 [ ? ]  dmesg
 [ ? ]  dns-clean
 [ ? ]  failsafe-x
 [ ? ]  gdm
 [ ? ]  hostname
 [ ? ]  hwclock
 [ ? ]  hwclock-save
 [ ? ]  irqbalance
 [ ? ]  killprocs
 [ ? ]  module-init-tools
 [ ? ]  network-interface
 [ ? ]  network-interface-security
 [ ? ]  network-manager
 [ ? ]  networking
 [ ? ]  ondemand
 [ ? ]  pcmciautils
 [ ? ]  plymouth
 [ ? ]  plymouth-log
 [ ? ]  plymouth-splash
 [ ? ]  plymouth-stop
 [ ? ]  plymouth-upstart-bridge
 [ ? ]  pppd-dns
 [ ? ]  procps
 [ ? ]  rc.local
 [ ? ]  rsyslog
 [ ? ]  sendsigs
 [ ? ]  setvtrgb
 [ ? ]  speech-dispatcher
 [ ? ]  stop-bootlogd
 [ ? ]  stop-bootlogd-single
 [ ? ]  sudo
 [ ? ]  udev
 [ ? ]  udev-fallback-graphics
 [ ? ]  udev-finish
 [ ? ]  udevmonitor
 [ ? ]  udevtrigger
 [ ? ]  ufw
 [ ? ]  umountfs
 [ ? ]  umountnfs.sh
 [ ? ]  umountroot
 [ ? ]  unattended-upgrades
 [ ? ]  vboxballoonctrl-service
 [ ? ]  vboxdrv
 [ ? ]  vboxweb-service
and here is my processes.txt(which is completely different from it) idk why?

EDIT: lemme reboot again because i haven't rebooted my system after disabling some services after taking Mr repo's advice
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:59 AM   #8
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running processes
Code:
 [ ? ]  acpi-support
 [ ? ]  acpid
 [ ? ]  alsa-restore
 [ ? ]  alsa-store
 [ ? ]  anacron
 [ - ]  apparmor
 [ ? ]  apport
 [ ? ]  atd
 [ ? ]  avahi-daemon
 [ ? ]  binfmt-support
 [ - ]  bluetooth
 [ ? ]  bootchart
 [ - ]  bootlogd
 [ - ]  brltty
 [ ? ]  console-setup
 [ ? ]  cron
 [ ? ]  cups
 [ ? ]  dbus
 [ ? ]  dmesg
 [ ? ]  dns-clean
 [ ? ]  failsafe-x
 [ ? ]  gdm
 [ - ]  grub-common
 [ ? ]  hostname
 [ ? ]  hwclock
 [ ? ]  hwclock-save
 [ ? ]  irqbalance
 [ - ]  kerneloops
 [ ? ]  killprocs
 [ ? ]  module-init-tools
 [ ? ]  network-interface
 [ ? ]  network-interface-security
 [ ? ]  network-manager
 [ ? ]  networking
 [ ? ]  ondemand
 [ ? ]  pcmciautils
 [ ? ]  plymouth
 [ ? ]  plymouth-log
 [ ? ]  plymouth-splash
 [ ? ]  plymouth-stop
 [ ? ]  plymouth-upstart-bridge
 [ ? ]  pppd-dns
 [ ? ]  procps
 [ + ]  pulseaudio
 [ ? ]  rc.local
 [ - ]  rsync
 [ ? ]  rsyslog
 [ + ]  saned
 [ ? ]  sendsigs
 [ ? ]  setvtrgb
 [ ? ]  speech-dispatcher
 [ ? ]  stop-bootlogd
 [ ? ]  stop-bootlogd-single
 [ ? ]  sudo
 [ ? ]  udev
 [ ? ]  udev-fallback-graphics
 [ ? ]  udev-finish
 [ ? ]  udevmonitor
 [ ? ]  udevtrigger
 [ ? ]  ufw
 [ ? ]  umountfs
 [ ? ]  umountnfs.sh
 [ ? ]  umountroot
 [ ? ]  unattended-upgrades
 [ - ]  urandom
 [ ? ]  vboxballoonctrl-service
 [ ? ]  vboxdrv
 [ ? ]  vboxweb-service
 [ - ]  x11-common
and new bootchart...
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:46 AM   #9
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Ahhh, ubuntu, never that fast to start.

The easiest way to get ubuntu to boot faster is to remove the packages you dont need (though that can make ubuntu more unstable), and/or change to a lighter desktop. Eg, change from gnome, unity or KDE to Xfce, Lxde, or one of the *box. Even disbabling compiz can decrease booting time a little.

However, with excess packages removed, no compiz, and using a lighter desktop wont make a huge difference to booting times.

If you want more of a speed increase, reinstall using a distro with a bit less cruft (eg arch, slackware, debian)
 
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:22 AM   #10
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I haven't tested 11.04 yet but my 10.04 64bit ubuntu always booted within 15-20 sec..
Have you used WUBI or a proper installation??
 
Old 07-27-2011, 10:43 AM   #11
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Its not wubi or guest OS, Ubuntu is my primary OS...
 
Old 07-28-2011, 01:35 AM   #12
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From what I have experienced debian boots quicker than ubuntu
 
Old 07-28-2011, 02:10 AM   #13
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Changing display manager from gdm (or whatever ubuntu uses now) to xdm will significantly speed boot to login prompt (IDK about auto-logon with xdm though).
 
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