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Old 07-02-2003, 03:37 AM   #1
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how to boot faster?

i have a redhat 7.3 on my comp
how to boot linux faster?(init 5)
any suggestions.
thank u
Old 07-02-2003, 11:38 AM   #2
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Disable some of your startup services, like httpd, ftp, ssh (if you don't use it), linuxconf and any others you don't explicitly use.
Old 07-02-2003, 09:59 PM   #3
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Well do you mean the actual booting of the computer or the time from when you login to the time you are at your desktop? Are you using Gnome?
Old 07-03-2003, 02:22 AM   #4
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Rebuild your kernel so everything that can be is a module, set up /etc/modules.conf so that the modules are loaded only when needed.
Old 07-03-2003, 02:40 AM   #5
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I don't think tinkering with /etc/modules.conf is the problem here. The way the original post was worded, it seem this person is very new to Linux. Start with the basics, turn off services that are not needed, use a less bloated WM, etc. There's no need to rebuild your kernel to speed up boot time.
Old 07-03-2003, 02:50 AM   #6
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Another point moses -

Doing what you said "set up /etc/modules.conf so that the modules are loaded only when needed." not something a newbie is going to be able to do. If you post things like that explain a little more for them. No one new to Linux is going to be able edit modules.conf to load mods only when needed. This is a help forum....remember?! People want things spelled out for them in a ABC format. This will benefit others in the long run. Hopefully make people asking the same questions over and over find what they are looking for quicker, instead of reading 2 dozen threads on the same topic
Old 07-03-2003, 07:36 PM   #7
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Or, if you wanted an extreme answer: Make Linux part of your BIOS. I read an article not so long ago about how you could do this. Basically you would need to add one of those BIOS saviour cards, boot to Linux using your regular BIOS, switch to the new bios (blank chip) whilst running the OS, flash it with your purpose built kernel, and then reboot your machine. Cross your fingers and hope that you don't even see it booting because it'd be so blindingly fast!


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