slow boot-up

Scott James Remnant scott at
Fri Dec 18 14:29:29 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-12-17 at 22:56 -0500, Vikram Dhillon wrote:

> Hope everyone is doing good. I beg your pardon, if I am
> posting this message in the wrong place, someone in launchpad answers
> is dual booting xp and ubuntu. After the update to 9.10 he is
> experiencing quite slow boot up, a bootchart is attached to this
> message and also [1], can you guys see why the last few processes are
> taking unusually long. I suspect the problem is due to the dual
> booting in GRUB 2. Thank you very much guys for your help :D
> [1]
His boot time is 23s.

We don't generally consider that slow on a hard-drive based system; what
kind of time was he expecting?

Scott James Remnant
scott at
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