Long boot

John Hubbard ender8282 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 19 15:06:13 UTC 2008

H.S.Rai wrote:
> My laptop (Compaq Prsario V3000, RAM 512 MB, swap 1480 MB, CPU 800
> MHz, Ubuntu 8.10 updated ) takes long time (about 04 minutes):
> Grub prompt  00.0
> Configuring network: start:- 26 sec End:- 1 min 37 sec (wait for 1 min
> 11 sec) ***
> Welcome audio music: 2 min 25 sec
> On getting GUI click on icon of console: 2 min 41 sec
> Appearance of console window: 3 min 41 sec
> Appearance of prompt in console window: 3 min 50 sec
> Can I make network configuring in background?
> or is there any other way to make boot time less?
If you set up a static IP address it might make boot up a little faster. 
Can you install 'bootchart'? It will provide a better look at why boot 
is so slow. It shows whether there is disk io hold ups, or cpu hold ups, 
or some program is sleeping for a little while. Also look at stopping 
some services that you don't need, as that will help improve boot time. 
If it isn't installed by default readahead might help. If you have 
specific questions about any of these let me know and I will try to help.


To be or not to be, that is the question
                2b || !2b
(0b10)*(0b1100010) || !(0b10)*(0b1100010)
        0b11000100 || !0b11000100
        0b11000100 || 0b00111011
        255, that is the answer.

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