Slow upstart boot in 9.10
ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Thu Feb 11 21:14:38 UTC 2010
Bill Moseley wrote:
> Here's the one I just ran.
wow, that bootchart makes the problem pretty clear. The ureadahead
process is what gummed up the boot process for over 20 additional
seconds on that second chart.
I did some preliminary googling on ureadahead problems.... I don't know
if this has anything to do with your particular setup, but one common
source of grief is filesystems in the /etc/fstab that can not be
mounted. (the example I saw here was a windows filesytem that was
hibernated or otherwise not cleanly shut down.)
It might also be a good idea to check the SMART data of your hard drive
for any errors, (use the Disk Utility in Ubuntu Desktop) and maybe to
run sudo badblocks -v /dev/sda to be sure some of your problems aren't
caused by an ailing hard drive.
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