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Old 09-11-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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How can you make Linux startup faster?


I have Slackware 12.2 on a HP dv6t laptop. The startup is not bad at all but was wondering if there are any suggestions that would make it faster.

Since my laptop configuration is pretty much fixed, is it possible to somehow indicate that so it doesn't have to keep probing for new devices/hot plugs etc during every startup?

Also, it's for personal use so I don't need daemons and services starting up. All I need is that it get's connected to the network. Is there a way to limit such things so it might improve the startup?


Old 09-11-2009, 06:37 PM   #2
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chmod -x any services in /etc/rc.d/ your not using - naturally, be careful - know what it is you are turning off..
Old 09-11-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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You can suspend to hard disk instead of power off your machine and then restore the system from the image on the swap partition.
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Maybe you should look at how init is performed by looking at 'SlackwareŽ rc init tour'. It was produced with reference to 8.1 but the understanding of the 'rc' will aid to understand how the system is initialized.

The next thing I would suggest is to look at the kernel via the references in the 'Kernel' section of 'Slackware-Links'.

But I really think to speed the boot time you would need to minimize your services first. Then look at how the kernel is handling your hardware. Some gain could be had (minimal) by setting up a initrd to handle the filesystem but your gain would not be much here.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:28 PM   #5
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The 'SlackwareŽ rc init tour' was very helpful.



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