very slow boot up

Asked by Mr. MInhaj on 2009-07-25

i am using jaunty(upgraded from intrepid). My system is
1GB DDR2 800 MHz RAM, intel DualCore 2.5 GHz processor, Gigabyte G31 motherboard, 250 GB HDD,
Filesystem is 42 GB:16GB free.
my boot up time was about 80 seconds.
i removed many unnecessary items from System>Preferences>Startup and System>Administration>Services but that contributed only few seconds.
My boot time still about 72 seconds. It's too much annoying.

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Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #1


you can look up what is slowing you down in a few ways. My first solution is easy, before you boot, edit the 'kernel' row in Grub (Maybe you have to penetrate the ESC-button for the menu) and remove the 'quiet splash' at the end of the row. Then simple boot and look what your computer does while start up and what is taking him so long.

Second Way is more difficult, but see for yourself:

Tom (tom6) said : #2

Is 80 seconds really unbearably slow? It sounds a whole lot faster than i'm used to. Is it slower than Intrepid? It's definitely faster than Windows :)

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #3

80s is like forever for a linux to boot... even for an Ubuntu... :p

Look at eg. this: A nearly unmodified Ubuntu on a slow Laptop.

But thats just a thougt...


Mr. MInhaj (imhell99) said : #4

To Tom,
80/72 secs really slower. It is slower than my previous Intrepid and current Windows.
My windows boot-up is only 27 seconds.
I am trying to fight this problem myself.