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Old 06-28-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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Startup time reduction running Ubuntu

Hello all,
I am running Ubuntu 7.10. When I start my computer, I see a series of unintelligible text on my screen. It seems to be loading some drivers or other hardware-related programs. The text continues to scroll for a long time, but when I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, the log-in screen appears. My question is: How do I permanently get rid of this delay?
Thank you in advance.
Old 06-28-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
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Just so we can get a relative bearing here, what are the specs on your computer and how long does it actually take to boot? The text messages can be suppressed by using some options in the grub menu.lst file, but if you are trying to troubleshoot a slow boot problem, you probably want to leave them visible for the time being. Does the login screen eventually if you don't press Ctrl-Alt-Del ?
Old 06-28-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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I am running Ubuntu on an IBM server with Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz with 1 GB RAM. I'm not expecting the start-up to be ultra-fast, but it takes very long. And yes, the log-in screen does eventually show, but since it does anyway after Ctrl-Alt-Del, I don't see the point in waiting.

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