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Old 08-09-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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Instant Boot Debian?


Hi All,

Is there a package which makes Debian (testing) boot immediately, say in less than 10 seconds?.

Thanks,
Mike.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
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If there was, everyone would use it.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 10:37 PM   #3
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Nope.

BootProcessSpeedup - Debian Wiki
http://wiki.debian.org/BootProcessSpeedup

But it is possible.

See http://wiki.debian.org/BootProcessSp...ootchart21.png

Takes 30 seconds for my desktop to boot to lxde, my eee 701 around 20.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 10:50 PM   #4
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There is no magic package to get fast booting, but there are a number of things that can drastically speed up the boot.
You could start by turning on concurrent booting, disabling all services you don't need, reducing the grub timeout, and perhaps using a fast /bin/sh like dash.
If you really want to get drastic you could try an init system like systemd.

I have a machine that boots to a fully logged in X session in about 15 seconds.

Cheers,

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Old 08-09-2010, 11:58 PM   #5
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Fastest boot I've experienced of Debian or any distro is sidux-xfce. It i simply amazing!

I get a real kick out of it every time I boot it up. You've got to try it to believe it; and this on a P4 machine with one gig PC2700 !
 
Old 08-10-2010, 07:56 AM   #6
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Tnx all for tips.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 08:45 AM   #7
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Fastest boot I've experienced of Debian or any distro is sidux-xfce. It i simply amazing!

I get a real kick out of it every time I boot it up. You've got to try it to believe it; and this on a P4 machine with one gig PC2700 !
Try using a liquorix kernel, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much faster things are than with the sidux kernel.

hehe sidux that is funny, considering how badly built the slh kernel is. Other than artwork, the installer, a few scripts, and a crappy kernel, sidux has nothing that isn't already in Debian.

It might be a moot point any way.
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Important News: sidux Development
Contributed by devil on Aug 03, 2010 - 06:33 PM

As some of you might have read between the lines on the forum, the public development of sidux has lately come to a halt. The reason for this are ongoing problems between the developers and sidux e.V. (the german foundation) that need to be settled before we can move on. We are in the process of doing so. On 2010-08-14 there will be a member meeting of the foundation to see if problems can be solved. Please give us the time needed to solve these problems. We will keep you posted after the meeting.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 08:49 PM   #8
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Craig,

how do I use liquorix on debian?
 
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http://liquorix.net
 
Old 08-11-2010, 03:03 PM   #10
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Craig,

how do I use liquorix on debian?
It is only installable on testing or unstable due to a dependency on gcc 4.4

## Liquorix Kernel by damentz http://www.liquorix.net/ .
# Secure Apt: apt-get install '^liquorix-([^-]+-)?keyring.?'
# Latest "stable" kernel
# deb http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid main
# RC/Beta kernels
# deb http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid main future

Add the repo to your sources.list, apt-get update, install the keyring. install the kernel the way you would any other package. or just use smxi. The current liquorix kernel is 2.6.35-1.dmz.1-liquorix-686 there is also an amd64 kernel.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 07:41 PM   #11
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Thanks all for the tips, cheers.
 
  


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