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I have read many posts about redhat 9's unnecessarily long startup times and am wondering what everyone's startup times are for their linux distributions from pressing "on" to logging into your user accounts. Since redhat 9 is the first linux system I'm using, I thought that it's startup time was alright and I just want to compare.
For my P4 1.5 ghz 256 ram pc (workstation redhat 9), my startup time is 1 min 40 sec.
Try running 'ntsysv' at console and see what you have selected to start everytime you boot. You can press F1 at any service to see what it does in order to see if you need it or not. Press space bar to mark/unmark items.