[SOLVED] Triying to boot faster. Grub's taking too long
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If you're using Debian, I presume you're using System V init scripts. You can speed booting a bit by using
systemd: in Fedora, Suse, Mageia; Debian is opposed to it
upstart: in Ubuntu; may be in the Debian repository
Thanks for your kind replies fellows.
Finally I improved Grub (I stick with legacy) speed using "profile" boot option. That appeared to had improved speed.
Today, I compile my own kernel, extracting lot of things I won't use.
I was wondering if is possible to use the uncompressed kernel image (vmlinux) in order to reduce decompression time in boot up. I tried it, googled a little bit, but I think that's no possible...
About SysV that's a good idea I think I'll give it a try.
That's very interesting. I'll do some test.
I'm quite new to kernel compilling, I think compression type is selected in make menuconfig "kernel compression mode".
I was using gzip, so I'll test with lzma.
"xz" seems no to appear there. Should I need a particular package in order to use that compression algorithm?
Thanks a lot.
I recompiled my kernel image using lzma, final size was almost 300 kb smaller. No big difference in decompression time, may be a couple of seconds, previously I was using gzip.
Yes, as I'm dealing with quite old hardware I decided to use version 126.96.36.199.
Was worth for learning a little on kernel compilation. Regards.