Long boot

H.S.Rai hardeep.rai at gmail.com
Sat Dec 20 00:18:45 UTC 2008

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 8:36 PM, John Hubbard <ender8282 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> H.S.Rai wrote:
>> My laptop (Compaq Prsario V3000, RAM 512 MB, swap 1480 MB, CPU 800
>> MHz,

CPU T1350 at 1860MHz

> If you set up a static IP address it might make boot up a little faster.

On same laptop, window XP Professional with DHCP boots in 46 secs. To
install and boot in MSWINXP I had to disable SATA native support.

Now I have enabled for boot of Linux, but boot time is same.

Since MSwindow boot normally, so I assume H/W is fine.

Normal working is also slow. Firefox, OO windows dimmed too frequenty
and I have to wait to get response. Most of time HDD's activities make
be believe that I am working on PC-XT m/c.

First time felt is while upgrading Ubuntu (otherwise I believed
moderen application may be heavier for my laptop)


It took 8 hours after downloading of packages.

Now load average  for 1, 5, 15 minutes is 3.72, 4.11, 3.28

> Can you install 'bootchart'?

Here is output:



> 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

It is installed. But It is there with default setting, as I was not aware of it.

Thanks of your reply.


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