Ubuntu 11.04 is booting slowly

Asked by Edmond Condillac on 2012-07-30

I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) having removed Windows XP after the PC had crashed. However my intel graphics hardware is not supported for the upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10. The PC takes about 3 to 5 minutes to load Ubuntu recently. Kindly help and advise if any steps can be taken to make the boot up process faster. Thanks very much.

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2012-12-21
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2012-12-21
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2012-08-04
Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

Please open a terminal: ctrl+alt+t
Enter:
gedit /var/log/dmesg

Highlight the complete content, copy and then paste it there: http://paste.ubuntu.com/
Post the link here.

Next in terminal please enter one after one and press enter:
sudo lshw -C video
df -h
dpkg -l linux-image* | grep ii

Please post the outputs here too. Thanks.

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #2

The link for the outputs of the commands is: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1119429/plain/
Thanks again for the kind help.

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> Please open a terminal: ctrl+alt+t
> Enter:
> gedit /var/log/dmesg
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> Highlight the complete content, copy and then paste it there: http://paste.ubuntu.com/
> Post the link here.
>
> Next in terminal please enter one after one and press enter:
> sudo lshw -C video
> df -h
> dpkg -l linux-image* | grep ii
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> Please post the outputs here too. Thanks.
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I suggest you upgrade soon. Natty is EOL in October.

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #4

However my intel graphics hardware is not supported for the upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10. I cannot upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 to avoid potential problems.

Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #5

Edmond, thanks for helpful output.
Couldn't find drastic culprits in dmesg, the disk has enough space left too.
It may take some time to detect all cd-rom, floppy and 'low speed' usb, (iirc a correctly detected usb is called 'high speed').
The bios is from 2003 and might need an upgrade.
If not necessary go into BIOS and disable at least the floppy drive.
http://www.hiren.info/pages/bios-boot-cdrom
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromCD#BIOS_is_not_set_to_boot_from_CD_or_DVD_drive

There obviously isn't a separate /home partition.
Rather consider to backup important data to an external medium.

Then try a fresh installation with lightweight derivatives Lubuntu or Xubuntu
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DerivativeTeam/Derivatives

or minimal installation.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation#Minimal_installations

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #6

Sam, thanks for looking into my query/problem. Kindly let me know how to make a separate /home partition. I've backed up my data files on Ubuntu One. I'm trying to understand what the lightweight fresh installation and minimal installation entails. Thank you very much for your most kind help.

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #7

> how to make a separate /home partition

There is no magic, it's created like the partition for the root filesystem, it just has a different name (mountpoint) and the size is bigger.
Select 'something else' for partitioning.
http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1312973605.png

Make the rootfs which is ext4 and mountpoint is /, it can be selected from dropdown list.
Make a personal directory, ext4 and mountpoint is /home, select it from dropdown.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DiskSpace

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #8

The link http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1312973605.png opens a web page which does not respond to any requests for partitioning. Please advise further, if possible. Thanks very much for youe time and kind help.

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #9

Edmond, the link was meant to underline 'something else' with an image to make it more clear, nothing else.
The source of the image is the installation guide for Ubuntu. Not sure if Lubuntu or Xubuntu look the same.
Maybe look at their web sites if they have something similar.
Anyway a bit of careful reading during installation steps shouldn't be too much expectation, actually their pretty much selfexplanatory.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #10

Sam, Thank you very much for you kind help with clarifying the previous instructions. I'll continue following the lastest instructions that you have sent. Thanks again.

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #11

Having disabled the Primary Slave drive in BIOS put the problem right. Many thanks for the copious input to help with my problem. Thank you so much.

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #12

Thanks Sam_, that solved my question.