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Old 02-17-2006, 08:45 AM   #1
saunders1m
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boot up delay (adding swap space) question


Hi All

I thought i would ask a question related to boot uo issues i am having with Ubuntu running on an old Compaq Evo N410c.

It takes a good 4 to 5 mins to boot up from scratch and i am trying to figure out why

I have recently added 512MB memory as i thought adding more memory might have helped this issue though it does not make any difference. I have pasted a section from DMESG below to see if you could help me identify why it takes so long as i have googled the issue and looked around though i am new to linux and am enjoying it so far

Just to note, it seems to take ages when it is initializing Modules and creating dependencies though this is only an observation whilst watching the Grub loader go through it's cycle. I have also pasted the output "lspci" if this helps. I have highlighted 2 areas im wondering whether this where the problems lie though this it is guess!!

Any help would be really appreciated as im kind of struggling to troubleshoot the boot process in any great detail...

Regards

Matt


matthews@evo410c:/var/log$ dmesg
f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[4294669.021000] CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[4294669.021000] CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
[4294669.021000] CPU: L2 cache: 512K
[4294669.021000] CPU: After all inits, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000040 00000000 00000000 00000000
[4294669.021000] Intel machine check architecture supported.
[4294669.021000] Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
[4294669.021000] CPU: Intel Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU - M 1200MHz stepping 04
[4294669.021000] Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
[4294669.021000] Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
[4294669.021000] Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
[4294669.025000] checking if image is initramfs... it is
[4294669.741000] Freeing initrd memory: 5498k freed
[4294669.743000] ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initrd... not found!
[4294669.852000] not found!
[4294669.878000] ACPI: setting ELCR to 0200 (from 0c20)
[4294669.912000] NET: Registered protocol family 16
[4294669.912000] ACPI: bus type pci registered
[4294669.913000] PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf03a2, last bus=3
[4294669.913000] PCI: Using configuration type 1
[4294669.913000] mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
[4294669.913000] ACPI: Subsystem revision 20050729
[4294669.940000] ACPI: Interpreter enabled
[4294669.940000] ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
[4294669.941000] ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [C03E] (0000:00)
[4294669.941000] PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
[4294669.941000] ACPI: Assume root bridge [\_SB_.C03E] segment is 0
[4294669.941000] ACPI: Assume root bridge [\_SB_.C03E] bus is 0
[4294669.955000] PCI: Ignoring BAR0-3 of IDE controller 0000:00:1f.1
[4294669.955000] Boot video device is 0000:01:00.0
[4294669.956000] PCI: Transparent bridge - 0000:00:1e.0
[4294669.967000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.C03E._PRT]
[4294669.967000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.C03E.C03F._PRT]
[4294669.968000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.C03E.C053._PRT]
[4294669.972000] ACPI: Power Resource [C14D] (on)
[4294669.975000] ACPI: Power Resource [C161] (on)
[4294669.978000] ACPI: Power Resource [C165] (on)
[4294669.980000] ACPI: Power Resource [C168] (on)
[4294669.981000] ACPI: Power Resource [C171] (on)
[4294669.983000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [C0BB] (IRQs 5 10 11) *0, disabled.
[4294669.984000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [C0BC] (IRQs 5 10 *11)
[4294669.985000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [C0BD] (IRQs 5 10 11) *0, disabled.
[4294669.985000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [C0BE] (IRQs 5 10 11) *0, disabled.
[4294669.986000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [C0BF] (IRQs 5 *10 11)
[4294669.987000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [C0C0] (IRQs *5 10 11)
[4294669.988000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [C0C1] (IRQs 5 10 *11)
[4294669.988000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [C0C2] (IRQs 5 10 11) *0, disabled.
[4294669.992000] ACPI: Power Resource [C1E0] (off)
[4294669.992000] ACPI: Power Resource [C1E1] (off)
[4294669.992000] ACPI: Power Resource [C1E2] (off)
[4294669.992000] Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
[4294669.992000] pnp: PnP ACPI init
[4294670.015000] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 15 devices
[4294670.015000] PnPBIOS: Disabled by ACPI PNP
[4294670.015000] PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
[4294670.015000] PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq". If it helps, post a report
[4294670.036000] pnp: 00:0c: ioport range 0x140-0x14f has been reserved
[4294670.036000] pnp: 00:0d: ioport range 0x4d0-0x4d1 has been reserved
[4294670.036000] pnp: 00:0d: ioport range 0x1000-0x1087 could not be reserved
[4294670.036000] pnp: 00:0d: ioport range 0x1100-0x113f has been reserved
[4294670.036000] pnp: 00:0d: ioport range 0x1200-0x121f has been reserved
[4294670.037000] audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
[4294670.037000] audit: initialized
[4294670.037000] VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
[4294670.037000] Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
[4294670.037000] devfs: 2004-01-31 Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
[4294670.037000] devfs: boot_options: 0x0
[4294670.037000] Initializing Cryptographic API
[4294670.038000] isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
[4294670.391000] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[4294670.415000] PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:C16E,PNP0f13:C16F] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
[4294670.417000] i8042.c: Detected active multiplexing controller, rev 1.1.
[4294670.417000] serio: i8042 AUX0 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[4294670.417000] serio: i8042 AUX1 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[4294670.418000] serio: i8042 AUX2 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[4294670.418000] serio: i8042 AUX3 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[4294670.418000] serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
[4294670.418000] Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 48 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
[4294670.418000] ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[4294670.418000] ttyS2 at I/O 0x3e8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[4294670.421000] ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[4294670.422000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [C0C0] enabled at IRQ 5
[4294670.422000] PCI: setting IRQ 5 as level-triggered
[4294670.422000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:04.1[A] -> Link [C0C0] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
[4294670.422000] io scheduler noop registered
[4294670.422000] io scheduler anticipatory registered
[4294670.422000] io scheduler deadline registered
[4294670.422000] io scheduler cfq registered
[4294670.423000] RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 65536K size 1024 blocksize
[4294670.423000] NET: Registered protocol family 2
[4294670.432000] IP: routing cache hash table of 8192 buckets, 64Kbytes
[4294670.432000] TCP established hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
[4294670.437000] TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
[4294670.438000] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 131072 bind 65536)
[4294670.438000] NET: Registered protocol family 8
[4294670.438000] NET: Registered protocol family 20
[4294670.439000] ACPI wakeup devices:
[4294670.439000] C053 C0A5 C0AB C0AE C18B C18C C18D C18E C190 C191
[4294670.439000] ACPI: (supports S0 S3 S4 S4bios S5)
[4294670.439000] Freeing unused kernel memory: 168k freed
[4294670.458000] vga16fb: initializing
[4294670.458000] vga16fb: mapped to 0xc00a0000
[4294670.576000] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x30
[4294670.576000] fb0: VGA16 VGA frame buffer device
[4294670.580000] input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
[4294671.703000] Capability LSM initialized
[4294671.720000] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[4294671.738000] Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
[4294671.738000] ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
[4294671.738000] ACPI: bus type ide registered
[4294671.746000] ICH3M: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:1f.1
[4294671.746000] PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:1f.1 (0005 -> 0007)
[4294671.747000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [C0BD] enabled at IRQ 11
[4294671.747000] PCI: setting IRQ 11 as level-triggered
[4294671.747000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.1[A] -> Link [C0BD] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
[4294671.747000] ICH3M: chipset revision 2
[4294671.747000] ICH3M: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
[4294671.747000] ide0: BM-DMA at 0x4440-0x4447, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
[4294671.747000] ide1: BM-DMA at 0x4448-0x444f, BIOS settings: hdcio, hddio
[4294671.747000] Probing IDE interface ide0...
[4294672.011000] hda: HITACHI_DK23EA-30, ATA DISK drive
[4294672.623000] ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
[4294672.623000] Probing IDE interface ide1...
[4294673.142000] Probing IDE interface ide1...
[4294673.661000] ide2: I/O resource 0x3EE-0x3EE not free.
[4294673.661000] ide2: ports already in use, skipping probe
[4294673.661000] Probing IDE interface ide3...
[4294674.174000] Probing IDE interface ide4...
[4294674.686000] Probing IDE interface ide5...
[4294675.203000] hda: max request size: 128KiB
[4294675.205000] hda: 58605120 sectors (30005 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=58140/16/63, UDMA(100)
[4294675.205000] hda: cache flushes supported
[4294675.205000] /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 >
[4294675.471000] Attempting manual resume
[4294675.485000] swsusp: Suspend partition has wrong signature?
[4294675.579000] usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
[4294675.579000] usbcore: registered new driver hub
[4294675.580000] ohci_hcd: 2004 Nov 08 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver (PCI)
[4294675.581000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [C0BF] enabled at IRQ 10
[4294675.581000] PCI: setting IRQ 10 as level-triggered
[4294675.581000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> Link [C0BF] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
[4294675.581000] ohci_hcd 0000:02:02.0: NEC Corporation USB
[4294675.581000] ohci_hcd 0000:02:02.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
[4294675.581000] ohci_hcd 0000:02:02.0: irq 10, io mem 0x40080000
[4294676.138000] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[4294676.138000] hub 1-0:1.0: 3 ports detected
[4294676.649000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.1[B] -> Link [C0BF] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
[4294676.649000] ohci_hcd 0000:02:02.1: NEC Corporation USB (#2)
[4294676.649000] ohci_hcd 0000:02:02.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
[4294676.649000] ohci_hcd 0000:02:02.1: irq 10, io mem 0x40100000
[4294677.206000] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[4294677.206000] hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[4294677.742000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.2[C] -> Link [C0BF] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
[4294677.742000] ehci_hcd 0000:02:02.2: NEC Corporation USB 2.0
[4294677.763000] ehci_hcd 0000:02:02.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
[4294677.763000] ehci_hcd 0000:02:02.2: irq 10, io mem 0x40300000
[4294677.763000] ehci_hcd 0000:02:02.2: USB 2.0 initialized, EHCI 0.95, driver 10 Dec 2004
[4294677.763000] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[4294677.763000] hub 3-0:1.0: 5 ports detected
[4294677.809000] e100: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver, 3.4.8-k2-NAPI
[4294677.809000] e100: Copyright(c) 1999-2005 Intel Corporation
[4294677.809000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:04.0[A] -> Link [C0C0] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
[4294677.896000] e100: eth0: e100_probe: addr 0x40200000, irq 5, MAC addr 000:59:94:95:BF
[4294680.243000] ACPI: Fan [C1E3] (off)
[4294680.243000] ACPI: Fan [C1E4] (off)
[4294680.243000] ACPI: Fan [C1E5] (off)
[4294680.248000] ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2] C3[C3])
[4294680.248000] ACPI: Processor [C000] (supports 8 throttling states)
[4294680.263000] ACPI: Thermal Zone [TZ1] (53 C)
[4294680.264000] ACPI: Thermal Zone [C1DF] (35 C)
[4294680.437000] Attempting manual resume
[4294680.437000] swsusp: Suspend partition has wrong signature?
[4294680.459000] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
[4294680.459000] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[4294684.820000] md: md driver 0.90.1 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
[4294695.856000] Adding 746980k swap on /dev/hda5. Priority:-1 extents:1
[4294699.898000] EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
[4294909.584000] device-mapper: 4.4.0-ioctl (2005-01-12) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
[4294918.607000] Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
[4294918.622000] agpgart: Detected an Intel 830M Chipset.
[4294918.661000] agpgart: AGP aperture is 256M @ 0x60000000
[4294930.395000] pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
[4294933.260000] shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:\_SB_.C03E evaluate _BBN fail=0x5
[4294933.260000] shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x5
[4294933.399000] shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:\_SB_.C03E evaluate _BBN fail=0x5
[4294933.399000] shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x5
[4294933.519000] hw_random hardware driver 1.0.0 loaded
[4294949.676000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [C0BC] enabled at IRQ 11
[4294949.676000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.5[B] -> Link [C0BC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
[4294949.676000] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.5 to 64
[4294949.984000] intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 49730 usecs
[4294949.984000] intel8x0: clocking to 41156
[4294974.517000] Linux Kernel Card Services
[4294974.517000] options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
[4294979.075000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [C0C1] enabled at IRQ 11
[4294979.075000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> Link [C0C1] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
[4294979.075000] Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:02:03.0 [0e11:00b4]
[4294979.075000] Yenta: Enabling burst memory read transactions
[4294979.075000] Yenta: Using CSCINT to route CSC interrupts to PCI
[4294979.075000] Yenta: Routing CardBus interrupts to PCI
[4294979.075000] Yenta TI: socket 0000:02:03.0, mfunc 0x012c1202, devctl 0x64
[4294979.296000] Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0098, PCI irq 11
[4294979.296000] Socket status: 30000006
[4294983.250000] Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
[4294983.265000] FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
[4294985.318000] irda_init()
[4294985.318000] NET: Registered protocol family 23
[4294989.271000] parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
[4294989.271000] parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7, dma 3 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,ECP,DMA]
[4294989.542000] input: PC Speaker
[4294989.622000] Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
[4294990.527000] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 5.6, id: 0x165eb1, caps: 0x804713/0x0
[4294990.531000] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad on isa0060/serio4
[4294990.727000] ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output
[4294990.855000] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[4294992.827000] e100: eth0: e100_watchdog: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex
[4294997.144000] ACPI: AC Adapter [C18F] (on-line)
[4294997.283000] ACPI: Battery Slot [C18B] (battery present)
[4294997.283000] ACPI: Battery Slot [C18C] (battery absent)
[4294997.283000] ACPI: Battery Slot [C18D] (battery absent)
[4294997.283000] ACPI: Battery Slot [C18E] (battery absent)
[4294997.316000] ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
[4294997.316000] ACPI: Sleep Button (CM) [C190]
[4294997.316000] ACPI: Lid Switch [C191]
[4294997.495000] ibm_acpi: ec object not found
[4295036.168000] lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
[4295037.500000] [drm] Initialized drm 1.0.0 20040925
[4295037.510000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> Link [C0BC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
[4295037.518000] [drm] Initialized radeon 1.16.0 20050311 on minor 0: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY
[4295037.519000] agpgart: Found an AGP 2.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
[4295037.520000] agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 1x mode
[4295037.520000] agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 1x mode
[4295088.965000] apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
[4295088.965000] apm: overridden by ACPI.
[4295090.751000] cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x4ff: excluding 0x100-0x107 0x170-0x177 0x370-0x37f
[4295090.753000] cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: clean.
[4295090.753000] cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
[4295092.296000] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.7
[4295092.296000] NET: Registered protocol family 31
[4295092.296000] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[4295092.296000] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[4295092.405000] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.7
[4295092.405000] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[4295092.476000] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.5
[4295092.476000] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[4295092.476000] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[4295105.436000] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[4295105.436000] Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c031eb40(lo)
[4295105.437000] IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
[4295115.767000] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[4307093.640000] Warning: /proc/ide/hd?/settings interface is obsolete, and will be removed soon!


matthews@evo410c:/var/log$ lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82830 830 Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82830 830 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 42)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY
0000:02:02.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
0000:02:02.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
0000:02:02.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 02)
0000:02:03.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
0000:02:04.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 09)
0000:02:04.1 Serial controller: Lucent Microelectronics LT WinModem
matthews@evo410c:/var/log$
 
Old 02-18-2006, 03:57 AM   #2
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I'm not an expert on this subject yet, I'd like to say whatever I think migh help you. I don't see much of a problem during booting except shpchp module failing to load. Have you tried compiling your own kernel, customized to run on the hardware you've got which'd make the kernel lighter and faster ?
FInally, you can edit your modprobe.conf and/or modprobe.d/* files to load only the modules that you need thus preventing the unnecessary modules from loading. Also, you might wanna try disabling some of the services that you may not require like ir and bluetooth etc. I'm not familiar with the Ubuntu environment so, I can't tell for sure - Is there a program running during boot time to probe the hardware like kudze in Mandriva linux which scans for all available hardware and configures it which, results in wasting a lot of time during booting. This is necessary only if you tend to connect and disconnect hardware devices frequently.
You might already have tried this, in which case ignore this message ;-)
 
Old 02-18-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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disable the NTP daemon
this speed up your boot time ...
 
Old 02-19-2006, 11:48 AM   #4
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Hi

Thanks for both suggestions i did as you said & disable the ntp module to see if it would make a noticable difference and it does make a difference htough only slightly )

In a strange way i managed to resolve this by simply formatting the partion again and re installing ubuntu, having a dig around some forums i did read somewhere that the swap space has to be larger than the total RAM installed and because i installed an extra 512MB after ubuntu was installed the first time, the SWAP space was slightly smaller, whether this has anything to do with it though is beyond my limited knowledge of linux

Now that i have re installed, it boots up normally (though i have taken your suggestion and disabled NTP during boot)..

Thanks for your replies, this forum has been good to browse and helped me install Java and setup my netgear wireless card aswell

Cheers

Matt
 
Old 02-19-2006, 03:29 PM   #5
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Ubuntu is a general distro - installs heaps of things you might never need, but someone else might.
As such it isn't the fastest to load, but is o.k. - don't know why the re-install fixed it.
Don't worry about the swap - if you need more you can always add it later. Linux supports multiple swap partitions, so just create a new one and add it to /etc/fstab. Search on "mkswap" and "swapon" for some background - and of course check the man pages.
 
  


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