Boot taking a long time

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sat Nov 3 10:26:03 UTC 2018

On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 4:52 PM Paul Groves <paul.groves.787 at> wrote:
> I am having some trouble with Ubuntu Server 18.04 networking.
> The system has two onboard NICs used in a network bond (bond0) in
> balance-rr mode. The network bond is working fine with both or either
> NIC connected.
> When I boot the system from off or reboot I am presented with:
> A start job is running for Wait for Network to be Configured
> This is displayed on the screen for approximately 3 minutes at which
> point the system boots normally. How can I prevent this timer coming up?
> I have this problem on two servers both running ubuntu 18.04.1 and with
> the exact same configuration.

What's the unit that's blocking?

Check with "systemd-analyze blame" and "systemd-analyze critical-chain
[<unit>]" where/why the delay is.

You might also want to add "systemd.log_level=debug" to your kernel
cmdline in irder to get more logs.

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