Slow upstart boot in 9.10

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Tue Feb 9 14:11:38 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 1:33 PM, Bill Moseley <moseley at> wrote:
> I'm looking for debugging tips for slow booting.  I've disabled quiet and
> splash in grub.  When this laptop boots I see it runnings
> /scripts/init-bottom, then I see "Starting AppArmor profiles", then I see
> two "Done" lines, then it hangs for about 30 seconds.


> Any pointers of what might be happening during that time, or where I can add
> extra debugging to determine what's happening?

Have a look in /var/log for a bootchart.png file (/var/log is from
memory, a "find / -name bootchart*" should find it for you if it's not

That will show you graphically what's running in that 30s pause - a
DHCP server timing out is the usual cause of such long delays like

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