49 seconds to boot: how do I stack up?

Willy Hamra w.hamra1987 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 18:41:57 UTC 2009

2009/4/24 Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com>:
> I have heard that Ubuntu 9.04 has super-fast boots, on the order of
> 20-30 seconds. My Dell Inspiron (2 GHz processor, 2 GiB
>  RAM) boots in 49 seconds, only three seconds faster than a six-month
> old Hardy install on the same hardware. Was Kubuntu's boot not
> improved as Ubuntu's, do I have a misconfiguration? How do other
> Kubuntu user's boot times compare?
> Note that I did profile the boot process after the second boot, after
> I had installed my applications. I did not test the boot time before
> profiling, but the profile did seem to take a long time.

after installing many programs, i have firestarter, dkms for virtual
box and nvidia, bind9, squid, and many others that i can think of
seeing during the boot process (note i always remove the "quiet" and
"splash" options from grub to get a verbose boot insted of the splash
image) and my boot from grub till kdm kicks in is about ~15
seconds!!!!!!! yes, even less than the advertized 20.
CPU: 3.0 GHz hyper threading
RAM: 1.5 GB DDR2
mobo: intel D102GGC2
VGA: nVidia GeForce 8500, 1 GB

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computers and Billy Net.

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