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Thread: slow boot to grub

  1. #1
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    slow boot to grub

    i have a macbook pro 3,1 and installed a single-boot ubuntu, and then blessed the drive using a mac cd.

    however, the efi/bios boot stage still takes a long time (like 15s) to even get to grub. after this the laptop boots in like 5s.

    has anyone experienced this? and know a way to fix this?

    thanks

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    Re: slow boot to grub

    You can change the grub timeout parameter like so:

    sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg

    Look down a ways in the file & you will find the following:

    timeout=10

    Change it to a lower number & see if that helps you.

    Good luck.

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  4. #4
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    Re: slow boot to grub

    I've got the same problem and same MBP model.

    Even though I use an SSD, the total boot time from pushing button to Desktop is 50s. (in Lion it was 27s)

    The time till the grub menu appears seems a bit much. Does it have to to with the MBP first loading the EFI then the Kernel and Grub?

    The timeout is already set to 0s and the neccessary files have been compiled.

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