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Old 04-25-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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Long time to start-up


Hi,

is it normal that for start-up Mandriva needed more than 2/3 min ?

I see that it stop for a long while when setup firewire boot. So I try to remove wireless to load at boot. Now I'n haven't anymore delay at firewire, but some step go. I see that now Mandriva "freeze" at 'entering non-interactive startup'

I cannot understand. If I wait, then Mandriva start-up normally, but this delay it's too much for me.

Someone an explain me, some tips to reduce improve time for start-up ?

Sorry for my english.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 08:54 AM   #2
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Unfortunately it does take a long time to boot, then it takes a while for KDE/Gnome to start after it's done booting. I would suggest you turn off as many services at boot as you can (Mandriva Control Center->Systems(?)->Services). It seems MDK is still best used as a server and not a desktop. According to my boot.log my 10.1 took 21 seconds to boot (I haven't timed 10.2 yet, but it's slower). Unfortunately turning off services is the only workaround I've found (and it's a very bad workaround), other than recompiling the kernel, etc.
 
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Thanks for your reply.

It isn't so good... So I must wait.. No other solution...
 
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I checked and LE2005 takes me 60 seconds to boot (according to /var/log/boot.log), whereas my 10.1 only took 21!! That's an incredible difference. I saw that portmap took 25 of those 60 seconds. Unfortunately I have no clue if it's needed, and the man page, Mandriva docs, etc., don't help in any way (as usual), so I turned it off and haven't noticed anything. The next hog is "udev", but I'm pretty sure I need that, so I think a 35 second boot time is as good as LE2005 is gonna get for me.
 
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Sadly I spoke too soon. When I rebooted, Mandriva automatically restarted portmap, and enables it at boot time, even when I deselect it. That's good because presumably Mandriva's trying to protect me from myself, but that's bad because now I'm back to a pathetic 60 second boot-up time, a whole 39 seconds SLOWER Than 10.1! I can boot-up, login, log out, and shutdown XP faster than I can boot-up MDK. I was really hoping LE2005 would be faster than 10.1, or at least not thrice as slow.
 
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In case someone searches this thread in the future, someone on another msg board pointed me to this excellent article on how to speed-up the booting of Linux by starting services in parallel (when possible) -- sounds like a great tactic for distros to take themselves in the future!
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork...xw04BootFaster
 
Old 04-28-2005, 08:54 AM   #7
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HI,
Sorry, but I never understand why some people always complain about booting time.
You boot once and that's all in Linux, whereas in Windows, it is booting/re-booting
for any reason !
Chi va piano va sano, say the Italian people. Unless you invest in a very bleeding-edge
machine, your boot time won't change. What is really a bore in Windows is the fact it
gets slower and slower if you don't defrag every 20 sec whereas Linux nerver does it.

Patience is a virtue..
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