View Full Version : [ubuntu] Karmic, slow boot, > 2 min

December 26th, 2009, 11:31 AM
On my 1 Ghz Athlon, I'm getting weird with the start up time... Vanilla installation, from yesterday. all upgrades done.
after GRUB (Grub2) no movement for 1 min ... see bootchart attached.
Ubuntu/Linux newbie... no idea what is happening.
Any idea?


December 26th, 2009, 05:14 PM
I can't see the detail on your chart. Try checking your event log via menu System > Administrator > Log File Viewer > messages...

...or open the /var/log/messages file in a text editor.

December 27th, 2009, 11:43 AM
see message log showing the logs beginning with a restart.
After Grub2 there is no movement ...
bootchart is showing the same. 65 seconds nothing, no activity, obviously no kernel activity :-(

December 28th, 2009, 01:56 PM
I'm sorry I don't know what the problem is. But here are my suggestions (at the very least this will bump your thread!).

I wonder if its a Grub problem or an issue with your hardware (e.g. a HDD problem or a bad ref to the HDD in Grub).
1. Take a look at menu System > Administration > Disk Utility > More Information {anything odd there?}
2. Boot system from a Linux LiveCD or memory stick (e.g. Ubuntu, Puppy Linux or other suitable distro) {does it still have this inactive period during boot?}
3. Consider re-installing Grub {info at several sites including: http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/p20.html}

December 28th, 2009, 02:06 PM
The one thing that REALLY slows down any boot on my machine is grub2 loading. From poweron to grub menu thats about 30 seconds. Loading to login-manager then is a matter of about another 20-30 seconds. Then desktop loading begins... and THAT is about a minute untill workable.
I'm not really shure why this is. I checked whats loaded and theres really nothing noteworthy there (kde+kwin, altho I would prefer compiz as its more feature-complete, I chose kwin for 'integrety' reasons).
So - I don't have an answer for you, but I'll shurely keep an eye on this thread. ;)