Boot-time improvements

Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at
Fri Sep 12 07:23:26 UTC 2008

2008/9/11 Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at>:
> On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 12:57 +0200, Krzysztof Lichota wrote:
>> That's what have been done by Microsoft for XP - they had the goal to
>> bring boot time to 30s and managed to do it. Apparently they forgot to
>> do the same for Vista ;)
> But as mentioned before, they did it by shoving off a bunch of the stuff
> til after the desktop shows so that it's unusable for a few minutes
> after login while the hard drive churns away.

Yes. But users see the desktop after 30 seconds and they think Linux
is slow to boot. It is psychological thing.

> And 30s is considered bringing it down?  Wow, how long was it before?
> Is there a goal we have for boot time?  30s seems about average for boot
> time right now.  At least, all of my laptops boot in 25-35 seconds.

You have 25-35 seconds from GRUB till desktop appearing (using autologin)?


	Krzysztof Lichota

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