Slow Boot

Allen Freeman allen at
Tue Jan 17 01:33:19 GMT 2006


Pardon the ignorant newbie question. My Linux experience is quite limited. 
Most of my computing is done in the Windows world. One thing Uncle Bill is 
good for is keeping lots of us programmers employed.

I have an old desktop at home that I set up a year or so ago with Fedora Core 
3 (since upgraded to FC4) and Apache web server. And I recently modified my 
laptop to dual boot WinXP and Kubuntu. It's only been a week or so, so I'm 
still playing with the set up to get the laptop the way I want it. Just last 
night I managed to get wifi-radar working, which makes me very happy. It was 
a huge annoyance to have to go into KwifiManager every time I booted the 
machine, and enable the connection.

But enough of that wandering about. Let's get to the point. When I boot 
Kubuntu, the boot 'stalls' at:

Configuring Network Interfaces...
Waiting for Network Interface to come up...

for about 3 and a half minutes. I'm wondering what, exactly, it's doing. When 
I installed Kubuntu I did have the ethernet cable plugged in and I did set up 
the ethernet network, as well as the WiFi card. Is it trying to activate the 
ethernet network?

I'd like to be able to boot into Kubuntu when I use the laptop for school, but 
a 4 minute boot is unacceptable. What do I do about this?


Allen, near Boston, MA, USA 


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