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Old 11-17-2003, 10:22 AM   #1
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how to increase booting speed

is there any way to increase booting speed in linux. by removing some unwanted daemons or by any other method
Old 11-17-2003, 10:44 AM   #2
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well, you could always switch over to the Reiser file system (I had mandrake on reiser and the thing was lightning fast at boot time. If you remove a bunch of modules that you don't use, modularize the ones you load occasionally (like scsi drivers for your USB flash disk or your cdrom or your wireless internet card - let this one load after boot...after all, the internet is no good without a kernel).

Other than that, a magazine called Linux Format (it's a British publication, so you'll have to check at Barnes and Noble or Borders) has a lot of neat articles on how to speed up your computer in general...not just at boot time. Particularly the October issue (the current issue here in the states) has an entire section dedicated to memory utilization, processor conservation, and active compression.

Hope that helps

P.S. why do you need to reboot in the first place? FreeBSD AMD64 (I know it's not Linux, but my point will be made) on an Athlon 64 running as a http/ftp/NF server for the last...what is it....three-four months now....only down for 20 min. to upgrade from 4.8 to 5.1

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Old 11-17-2003, 10:49 AM   #3
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If i'm not wrong u can add "compact" in your LILO config ( if ur using LILO ofcourse ) tho it might cause ur disks not to be recognized
Old 11-17-2003, 10:52 AM   #4
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Edit your startup scripts to eliminate any services at boot time.

Say for instance, I personally don't update or install a lot of new stuff on a working system. Some systems will have it so it runs ldconfig at boot up which in some cases can slow your system down. I run this after I install or before I install apps, but not at bootup just so it boots faster.

Hope this gives you an idea of what you can do. It is your system, dig around and customize it to your needs.
Old 11-17-2003, 12:17 PM   #5
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What distro are you using? - if youve got chkconfig (Red Hat, Mandrake etc etc) then as Root user on the command line:

chkconfig --list | less

will give you a complete listing of start up services for all run levels

and for example

chkconfig httpd off

to stop apache starting in levels 2,3,4,5 - (same "syntax" applies)

For a Slack based distro, as Root user, cd into /etc/rc.d and for example

chmod a-x rc.samba

Last edited by Skyline; 11-17-2003 at 12:18 PM.


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