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Can I make Linux to boot very fast.
Well I have an OS X as well and after a fix from here http://www.broadbandreports.com/foru...e=flat~start=0
it boots in 50sec as compared to 2min 45sec without it.
I assume there must be something similar to this for Linux.
Does anybody know how to do it?
Most of the boot time in Linux is for loading modules, running services, and stuff like that. To speed up boot time, you can compile a custom kernel with only the modules you need (or just compile all the stuff you need into the kernel, compile stuff you only occasionally use as modules, and load them when you need them; don't enable anything you don't need); also, find out what services and daemons are running at boot time (usually the things listed in /etc/init.d), and disable the ones you don't need (if you're using Mandrake, in the control center there is a list of services that you can selectively turn off). It's quite possible to get Linux to boot in less than 50 seconds!
Yes, I have been to the Mandrake control, centre for system to narrow down to what services I don't need at startup. But whatever is left is the basic onew as I think that everybody needs.
I couldn't understand webmin- what does this do?
Apart from that is there any other way of making it faster.
I believe webmin is a service that allows you to do certain administrative tasks over a web interface so you can do them remotely. My guess is if you are running a desktop you can turn that off.
My best guess for your slow down is Mandrake trying to auto-detect all your hardware. It has been a while since I have used a distro like Mandrake but in the past I have seen them try and modprobe just about everything to make sure they detect as much hardware as possible... this of course can take forever.
I think then I can putoff webmin off.
I think you are surely right about its detection of all hardware.So what remedy you suggest.
Wehn I installed, I put a CD writer, zip drive etc, so if i don't use them regularly, can I turn them off.
What do you guys do normally, I guess most prople don't need CD wrtier/zip everyday.
I move my machine from work to home, so when I boot at home it takes a very long time to enable eth0. Can I disable it so that it boots very fast at home.
So I guess if I do that, it won't go to LAN when I boot there. I guess I can strart it from some command line when on lan? How can I do that?
So, if I do that while on dialup, it won't put eth0 on or try to hunt for it.
When I put my machine at LAN, then I guess by default it won't identify it. Now if I do ifconfig eth0 up will it put back on LAN?
the ifconfig down thing doesn't work.
I sis that ,but when I rebooted the computer, it still spent about 2 min in bringing up the eth0 interface.
Also, when I installed, I put zip drive. Normally, i don't use it now, can I stop it from loading while booting. Also, I have an external cd writer which has similar situtation but i want it be loadable when I want to burn CD.
Right , I am reading the IBM article and see what I make out of it.