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Old 07-14-2004, 06:31 AM   #1
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Fast Booting

I use mandkrake linux 9.2 and it takes about 45 seconds to boot to the login screen. I tried XP and a friends PC with a similar spec the other day and it booted in about 15 seconds. Is there anyway to make linux boot faster.

Old 07-14-2004, 07:17 AM   #2
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Yes, but I doubt you'll get it to boot as fast as WinXP.
Disable services you don't need, use Mandrakes controlcenter or check /etc/init.d/rc.x
(rc.3 = starting in text mode, rc.5 = starting with GUI.)

Also use a lighter windowmanager, not KDE or Gnome.
Mandrake sets IceWM up nicely, use icepref to tune it.
On my computer (AMD1700 512 RAM) KDE needs 30 sec, IceWM 5.
Old 07-14-2004, 08:59 AM   #3
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im using LinuxFromScratch-5.1.1 it boots in 8 seconds on my AMD Athlon 1333Mhz 512Meg Ram Nvidia GForce 440 MX.

suck on that


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