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loathsome
May 22nd, 2007, 02:00 PM
It takes around one minute for my Vaio laptop. It's really fast, I have even stopped using hibernate / suspension; I just turn it off (saves much more battery). One thing is for sure, it's a lot faster than my C2D @ 3.4GHz desktop running Vista. It takes from 2-5 minutes for that to boot up.

You can still vote if you're not using Ubuntu, but please specify which OS you're running then.

gnomeuser
May 22nd, 2007, 02:07 PM
I dunno.. 30 secs or so from grub to gdm is fully loaded. It's dead fast.

argie
May 22nd, 2007, 02:16 PM
I'm using the older init scripts, Dapper you see, it takes something like a minute 30 to two.

ThinkBuntu
May 22nd, 2007, 02:27 PM
30-40 seconds. For comparison's sake, Arch took about 20 once I tweaked the Daemons (no /etc/rc.conf file in Ubuntu. I'm lost!), 30 in Zenwalk, and 30-40 for just about everything I've tried. Sabayon and openSUSE took nearly a minute, and Mandriva took no less than 45 seconds.

Sunflower1970
May 22nd, 2007, 02:49 PM
Probably about a minute, maybe more on the 2 P4's. Just over 2 minutes with the PII :D

godd4242
May 22nd, 2007, 02:50 PM
Hah guess I'm the oddball here.

3-5 minutes to from when I hit the power button to when GNOME is completely loaded.

512mb RAM and a 1.76 ghz processor; anyone any ideas on why its so slow?

PS: XP SP2 took about 2 minutes to boot to desktop on this same laptop.

Spr0k3t
May 22nd, 2007, 03:02 PM
| XP | Linux | Specs
- - - - - -+- - -+- - - - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Primary | 09 | 23 | AMD 4600 FX64 X2 2.6GHz 2GB +RAID 1
Secondary | 11 | 25 | C2D 6300 2.3GHz 2GB
Laptop 1 | 35 | 41 | P-D 2GHz 2GB
Laptop 2 | 73 | 114 | P3 800MHz 512MB


Times are in seconds. I haven't really done much to optimize the boot time on the Linux installs, but I'm sure I could get them down much further.

loathsome
May 22nd, 2007, 03:45 PM
Hah guess I'm the oddball here.

3-5 minutes to from when I hit the power button to when GNOME is completely loaded.

512mb RAM and a 1.76 ghz processor; anyone any ideas on why its so slow?

PS: XP SP2 took about 2 minutes to boot to desktop on this same laptop.

I think you might be a victim for the network boot bug. Post your /etc/network/interfaces file, please. Also, check where the booting hangs. (CTRL + ALT + F8 when booting).

JerseyShoreComputer
May 22nd, 2007, 03:47 PM
Always under a minute.... Much faster than Vista or XP.

tenzindorje
May 22nd, 2007, 03:48 PM
Between 1 and 2 minutes on a 2.8GHz Pentium 4. Noticeably faster than XP.

samjh
May 22nd, 2007, 03:51 PM
Approximately one minute from power button to gdm.

But for comparison, Windows XP was faster: around 30 to 40 seconds from power button to login screen.

fred the wise
May 22nd, 2007, 07:06 PM
My toshiba satellite has a strange attitude..during the startup, it takes about 30 seconds without loading (pressin alt+F1 I see system is "starting up...") and after then it goes on quickly...I don't know why..maybe some settings of the boot services (I used recently sysv-rc-conf..)?

ghostboy
May 22nd, 2007, 07:37 PM
On my Acer running WinXP SP2, it took about 4.5 minutes.

Ubuntu 7.04, about 2 flat.

koenn
May 22nd, 2007, 07:52 PM
42 seconds from GRUB menu to gdm login. Then another 10-12 seconds for gnome to load.
That's Dapper on a 1.8 Ghz cpu with 1GB RAM.

Pinger05
May 23rd, 2007, 09:01 AM
32 seconds from Grub to logon, that includes the hunting and pecking I do logging in:lolflag:

Specs:
Compaq P3 2.5Ghz
400Mb of Ram
40Gb EIDE HD
Stupid Intel Graphics card
NO Pimpily Geekness of Beryl
Not dual booted with anything

Here are the exact specs of the computer. Bought it a few years ago.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00047766&lc=en&cc=us&product=359576&dlc=en&lang=en

Windows takes 2 min to get to log on, then 5 from logon to useable.

steven8
May 23rd, 2007, 09:03 AM
32 seconds from Grub to logon, that includes the hunting and pecking I do logging in:lolflag:

Specs:
Compaq P3 2.5Ghz
400Mb of Ram
40Gb EIDE HD
Stupid Intel Graphics card
NO Pimpily Geekness of Beryl
Not dual booted with anything

Here are the exact specs of the computer. Bought it a few years ago.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00047766&lc=en&cc=us&product=359576&dlc=en&lang=en

Windows takes 2 min to get to log on, then 5 from logon to useable.

My exact time!

hard_i
May 23rd, 2007, 09:39 AM
28 seconds
Celeron 2.4 @ 3.0GHz , 1.25GB RAM, Hitachi Deskstar 40GB/7200/2MB
Here's my boot chart:

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/403/feisty200705231jf1.th.png (http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/403/feisty200705231jf1.png)

insane_alien
May 23rd, 2007, 09:40 AM
about 2-5 minutes including login time and all the crap i start up at boot(firefox, XMMS, X-chat, GAIM etc.)

guitarmaniac
May 23rd, 2007, 10:31 AM
didn't bother counting, but probably a bit under a minute.
seems much faster now that Im using ubuntustudio, I think my computer likes the low latency kernel.
maybe its just placebo.
next time I reboot I'll count ;)

forcesofhabit
May 23rd, 2007, 11:33 AM
About five... XP doesn't take that long at all. GRUB takes a while to load, and then Ubuntu hangs at the boot screen for a bit, and then finally decides to load everything else up.

I wish I could make this thing go faster. I have Celeron D 2.8ghz w/256mb of ram. Not alot of RAM I know, but I still don't think it should be that slow!

Brinstar
May 23rd, 2007, 01:20 PM
I'm laughing at all you ubuntu guys with your 2-5 minute boots, on a 1.7 Ghz Pentium M w/ 1Gb RAM, i consistently get 35 sec boots.

edit: should have added that i use Zenwalk 4.6 b 2

lakersforce
May 23rd, 2007, 01:45 PM
I dunno.. 30 secs or so from grub to gdm is fully loaded. It's dead fast.

My Ubuntu boot takes a little under 2 mins from grub to fully booted and logged in. In comparison my XP boot only takes 15 seconds (with 5 of those being the splash screen). I might add that I do not game on my XP (nor Ubuntu) partition and except flash 8 only use open source software. So Ubuntu Is not exactly a speedhog.

PartisanEntity
May 23rd, 2007, 01:57 PM
I timed a while ago, if I remember correctly it took about 40 seconds from grub to gdm on my Asus A6K 1.6GHz Turion laptop.

dreadlord_chris
May 23rd, 2007, 06:27 PM
Pentium Celeron D 3.2GHz, 256MB = consistantly boot to login in 34 seconds (except for the occasional fsck, then it'll go up to 1 - 1.5 minutes)

TheMono
May 24th, 2007, 01:52 AM
Bootchart tells me 22 seconds.

icechen1
May 24th, 2007, 01:55 AM
Near 50 seconds but sometime 2 min

Lucifiel
May 24th, 2007, 02:02 AM
Sometimes around 20++ secs but often around 30++ secs.

discmaster
May 24th, 2007, 02:09 AM
I wondered about this since I started using Ubuntu a couple mo. ago. I just now shut down & timed from a "cold" boot; It takes around 1 min. 10 sec from power button to desktop. It sure seems longer when you are sitting there waiting on it!

My PC Specs.
2.39 AMD 64
1 GB Crucial RAM
Seagate Sata 250 gb.
sda2 part is 30 gb. linux
sda1 part is 30 gb. empty now, might install xp..

In viewing the poll results, I see the majority boot in under a minute. What are the tips for a fast booting pc?

Lucifiel
May 24th, 2007, 02:15 AM
I wondered about this since I started using Ubuntu a couple mo. ago. I just now shut down & timed from a "cold" boot; It takes around 1 min. 10 sec from power button to desktop. It sure seems longer when you are sitting there waiting on it!

My PC Specs.
2.39 AMD 64
1 GB Crucial RAM
Seagate Sata 250 gb.
sda2 part is 30 gb. linux
sda1 part is 30 gb. empty now, might install xp..

In viewing the poll results, I see the majority boot in under a minute. What are the tips for a fast booting pc?

If I'm not wrong, there's this tip:

sudo tune2fs /dev/###

where ### = your Linux partition.

71CH
May 24th, 2007, 02:20 AM
so is there a way to speed up boot times?

Onyros
May 24th, 2007, 02:58 AM
Wow... terrible boot times around here...

I once had a Mini ITX system with a Pentium III Tualatin 1.2GHz and 512MB of RAM (PC133) and it booted Breezy in under a minute (into Fluxbox), so I'm really surprised to learn that the options above 1 minute are pretty crowded.

I have 3 laptops around the house, and they all boot in under a minute with Feisty.

a12ctic
May 24th, 2007, 03:04 AM
Somewhere around 30 seconds to a minute and 15 seconds. It's pretty speedy.

jperez
May 24th, 2007, 06:52 AM
About less than a minute, which is WAY lass time than Windows takes. .

From the log on screen to the desktop, about 3-5 secs. I'm in love all over again with Ubuntu.

Windows...from log on to full use of Desktop, 1 minute...

Yeah, I think Ubuntu wins hands down.

Jesse~

NikoC
May 24th, 2007, 07:30 AM
About 41 seconds on a Sony Vaio VGN-S4HP lappy (Intel Mobile 1.73 Ghz with 512 Mb RAM and 60 Gb HD) running Feisty.

DarkN00b
May 24th, 2007, 07:36 AM
36 seconds from cold boot to desktop with Feisty/Gnome.

HP ze2000 laptop, 768 MB memory, 4200 RPM HD, Intel I855 mobile graphics - 32MB

Proof you say? Bootchart below.

PatrickMay16
May 24th, 2007, 07:52 AM
Whoa OH **** yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it takes about 45 seconds for dapper on my computer to boot, after selecting it in the grub menu.

PartisanEntity
May 24th, 2007, 09:09 AM
36 seconds from cold boot to desktop with Feisty/Gnome.

HP ze2000 laptop, 768 MB memory, 4200 RPM HD, Intel I855 mobile graphics - 32MB

Proof you say? Bootchart below.

How do I get a nice chart like that?

Ram Crammer
May 24th, 2007, 11:20 AM
About 60 seconds. I'm running Feisty, out of the box. No kernel optimizations (yet). I really must get around to trying to optimize. I'm sure I can shave off 15 or 20 secs. As is, it's not too bad for the kind of hardware I'm running. (See my sign-off)

loathsome
May 24th, 2007, 03:25 PM
How do I get a nice chart like that?

I'd also like to know that.

On the other hand, are there any good tips speeding up the boot time? I'm pretty happy as it is, but I'd sure like to get 30-seconds like some of you guys

:popcorn:

Somenoob
May 24th, 2007, 03:28 PM
14-17 secs

headcronie
May 24th, 2007, 03:33 PM
AMD K6-2 550mhz 256mb RAM: 2-3 minutes running Dapper Drake
PIII 866mhz 256 RAM: 1 minute running Feisty Fawn
Celeron 500mhz 160mb RAM: 1-2 minutes runnng Win2K
P4 1.8ghz, 1gb RAM: offline - dead harddrives.
Palm TE 32mb RAM: 5 seconds - Palm OS 5.2.1

DarkN00b
May 24th, 2007, 04:00 PM
How do I get a nice chart like that?


sudo aptitude update
Sudo aptitude install bootchart

Bootcharts are stored at /var/log at boot time. They need to be deleted occasionally. :)

loathsome
May 24th, 2007, 04:12 PM
sudo aptitude update
Sudo aptitude install bootchart

Bootcharts are stored at /var/log at boot time. They need to be deleted occasionally. :)

Grrrreat, thanks :KS

forcesofhabit
May 24th, 2007, 04:57 PM
For those with a slow boot-up time. Consider trying LILO. It was taking 4-5 minutes before, and now takes just over 1.

LILO Page (http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p4.html)

arbulus
May 24th, 2007, 05:16 PM
I have:
HP Netserver E60
Pentium III Processor 500mhz
320MB RAM
Ubuntu 7.04

It takes 5-6 minutes for this thing to boot. A good 2 minutes of that is just the BIOS, the rest is Ubuntu's boot time. I wish there were a way to speed that up. Rebooting is painful.

SlayerMan
May 24th, 2007, 07:56 PM
The coolest thing about all Ubuntu releases after Dapper is their speedy bootup. No other (desktop) distribution boots as fast as Ubuntu (out of the box).

FuturePilot
May 24th, 2007, 08:16 PM
Ooops I voted wrong:o
I'm meant 0-1 minutes. More like 45 seconds.:D

PartisanEntity
May 24th, 2007, 08:25 PM
sudo aptitude update
Sudo aptitude install bootchart

Bootcharts are stored at /var/log at boot time. They need to be deleted occasionally. :)

Cool thanks very much here is my boot chart :)

loathsome
May 24th, 2007, 09:29 PM
For those with a slow boot-up time. Consider trying LILO. It was taking 4-5 minutes before, and now takes just over 1.

LILO Page (http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p4.html)

Grub takes like 3 seconds here.

Happy_Man
May 24th, 2007, 09:36 PM
5 seconds from BIOS to GRUB.....

10 seconds from GRUB to Ubuntu boot.....

45 seconds from begin boot to login....

1 second for me to type my login stuff....

3 seconds to GNOME deskop.

Total: 64 seconds. Not bad.....

rsambuca
May 24th, 2007, 10:19 PM
14-17 secs

??? What set-up do you have?

loathsome
May 24th, 2007, 10:40 PM
Yeah, my Sony Vaio now takes exactly 34 seconds to boot! Just installed the latest updates, and poof we go. :KS

DarkN00b
May 25th, 2007, 06:33 AM
I had to go dig up the old bootchart thread here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=241604). Its not posted there, but I once had Dapper booting in 29 seconds.

Atomic Dog
May 25th, 2007, 10:30 PM
http://noforclosures.com/temp/feisty-20070525-1.png

Can somebody figure out why feisty seems to hang for about 30 seconds on boot from this chart??? Feisty seems to take twice as long as Edgy did on the same machine. TIA!!!

loathsome
May 25th, 2007, 10:51 PM
http://noforclosures.com/temp/feisty-20070525-1.png

Can somebody figure out why feisty seems to hang for about 30 seconds on boot from this chart??? Feisty seems to take twice as long as Edgy did on the same machine. TIA!!!
Open up /etc/network/interfaces and clear out everything except the following:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback


(backup the interfaces file first)

:)

insane_alien
May 25th, 2007, 11:27 PM
just done a few quick optimizations and i got it down from 2 minutes to 39 seconds. not that it matters since this gets rebooted less times than bill gates boots into linux

jackmc
May 26th, 2007, 12:09 AM
34 seconds at last count (Laptop)

Atomic Dog
May 26th, 2007, 01:37 AM
Open up /etc/network/interfaces and clear out everything except the following:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback


(backup the interfaces file first)

:)


Well that seemed to make Feisty boot in about 15 seconds now. What a dramatic difference :D

Thanks! Seriously, THANK YOU!

So are there any negative effects to editing out all the other interfaces? Everything still seems to work fine. ????

j.miller565
May 26th, 2007, 01:45 AM
Well my OpenSUSE system took about 45 seconds to boot

guitarmaniac
May 26th, 2007, 05:28 AM
50 seconds from the second I press the button. Bootchart says 35 so that must be from when grub loads I guess.

loathsome
May 26th, 2007, 05:59 AM
Well that seemed to make Feisty boot in about 15 seconds now. What a dramatic difference :D

Thanks! Seriously, THANK YOU!

So are there any negative effects to editing out all the other interfaces? Everything still seems to work fine. ????

No, as far as I know, there's no negative effects at all. This 'bug' is present in Feisty only. Basically they added a bunch of stuff you don't need in the interfaces file that loads when you boot your machine.

Glad to help! :KS

Happy_Man
May 26th, 2007, 04:28 PM
Open up /etc/network/interfaces and clear out everything except the following:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback


(backup the interfaces file first)

:)

How much of that stuff is important, though? And what does deleting it all do?

loathsome
May 26th, 2007, 05:21 PM
How much of that stuff is important, though? And what does deleting it all do?

The first two lines are important, the rest is unnecessary for most people.

picpak
May 26th, 2007, 06:02 PM
A little over a minute, amazing for 500MHz, 128MB RAM.

pishcotec
May 29th, 2007, 11:47 PM
hey,
my ubuntu lasts ages to boot. please someone look at my bootchart and help me?
during boottime my display (syncMaster 710N) doesn't display image (not recomended resolution ...). any hint about that?
thanx!
_______________________
celeron 2.4GHz, 192MB RAM

loathsome
May 30th, 2007, 03:46 PM
hey,
my ubuntu lasts ages to boot. please someone look at my bootchart and help me?
during boottime my display (syncMaster 710N) doesn't display image (not recomended resolution ...). any hint about that?
thanx!
_______________________
celeron 2.4GHz, 192MB RAM
Did you try the tip I posted previously in this thread?

pishcotec
May 31st, 2007, 02:16 PM
yes, i did comment it cout (#). don't tell me this is not allright(!)?

loathsome
May 31st, 2007, 02:35 PM
yes, i did comment it cout (#). don't tell me this is not allright(!)?
Post the interfaces file so I can see :)

pishcotec
May 31st, 2007, 11:34 PM
hej, now i already deleted those lines. it looks just the same as your's, and it doesn't help.
anyone can 'read' bootchartes :)?

Zero Prime
June 1st, 2007, 01:47 AM
About 30 seconds for me, and that's with Beryl on startup.

blackened
June 4th, 2007, 06:44 PM
Consistently 24 seconds from Grub to GDM. Athlon XP 2200+(1.8 GHZ) w/1GB of RAM.

This link should help alot of you out with your boot times: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Optimize-Ubuntu-Feisty-Fawn-for-Speed-53836.shtml

loathsome
June 4th, 2007, 08:40 PM
Consistently 24 seconds from Grub to GDM. Athlon XP 2200+(1.8 GHZ) w/1GB of RAM.

This link should help alot of you out with your boot times: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Optimize-Ubuntu-Feisty-Fawn-for-Speed-53836.shtml
Sweet link, thanks! :KS

Will check it out later.

pishcotec
June 5th, 2007, 09:21 AM
already tryed the link. didn' help.
i really ask for help - my boottime is just too long, (soffice also takes years) - , look at my BOOTCHART! (few posts ago).

thankyou :)

steven8
June 5th, 2007, 09:38 AM
already tryed the link. didn' help.
i really ask for help - my boottime is just too long, (soffice also takes years) - , look at my BOOTCHART! (few posts ago).

thankyou :)

I don't see anything on the boot chart that means anything to me, but I'd say it must be something to with your HDD.

sanderella
June 5th, 2007, 12:01 PM
Fast, like a few seconds on my Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop.

Rui Pais
June 5th, 2007, 01:05 PM
hey,
my ubuntu lasts ages to boot. please someone look at my bootchart and help me?
during boottime my display (syncMaster 710N) doesn't display image (not recomended resolution ...). any hint about that?

it looks that it stays a long time running vol_id. you may have some hardware issue with harddisk, some partition with problem (run e2fsck from a liveCD) or some incorrect setting on /etc/fstab.
Do you add anything to /etc/rc.local?

But a better thing to do is open a thread with that problem. Maybe nothing simple to solve...

A good app is sysv-rc-conf (on repos). Allow turn on/off each boot service level by level. It's very useful for tweak and for find problematics services. You may try it to find exactly when thing happens.

_____________
I installed my using the mini.iso cd and add only what i need. That way i don't have some services (like avahi) that in fact i don't need. I tweaked a little further by turning off some stuff i don't have any use (like restricted... the only one i use is nvidia and is loaded by X server).
My boot time is consistently 18s according to bootchart :)

LightB
June 5th, 2007, 01:10 PM
Not long from cold start, under a minute for me.

But more often when the computer is off I hibernate, which is faster. Sometimes standby, which is kind of instant.

w3bu53r
June 5th, 2007, 05:41 PM
so is there a way to speed up boot times?
Compiling your own kernel, so you can minimize the amount of unnecessary items that are not related to your hardware.

Rui Pais
June 5th, 2007, 05:50 PM
Compiling your own kernel, so you can minimize the amount of unnecessary items that are not related to your hardware.

That will not make a great difference for boot times (but it will make the system feels snappier, if well done).
Modules are loaded as needed, the fact that they are compiled didn't mean that they will be loaded.
And you can always blacklist the ones that for some reason you don't want to use (i usually blacklist ipv6 and floppy, that i don't use).
Of course you make your kernel lighter (and slight smaller) but that will only cut a few miliseconds on boot, before usplash appears.
The thing for optimize boot times is simply don't start any service not essential.
here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=89491) is an old thread (but actual) on how to optimize services.

Another optimize options:
http://tvease.net/wiki/index.php?title=Tweak_ubuntu_for_speed
check "Concurrent Booting" part if you have dual core cpus (NOTE it's danger to use this with a single cpu even with SMP)

loathsome
June 5th, 2007, 08:29 PM
A good tip in general, is to always remember to shut your computer off properly. I just did a test here. I did an Alt+SysRq+O for an immediate power off, and got a 37 second boot time. Then I went to GNOME → System → Quit, and the result: A 30 second boot time.

Onyros
June 7th, 2007, 04:08 PM
After profiling the startup on my Thinkpad X31, I get a 29 second boot.

And I blame the HDD (4200 rpm...), 'cos it could get much better ;)

issueperson
June 8th, 2007, 08:25 PM
37 seconds from hitting the power button to a login screen (including 5 seconds for BIOS). 22 seconds from login to fully loaded desktop with beryl on and emerald theme, firestarter firewall, GAIM, and WPA encrypted wireless connection. Total: 59 seconds.

I have a dell latitude D610 with a CentrinoM 1.86 GHz processor, and 1 gig of RAM.

nutz
June 8th, 2007, 08:27 PM
Even booting from an external drive it takes me less than a minute.

Isaac_x
June 8th, 2007, 08:45 PM
Windows XP is usable in under 20 seconds from cold start, Ubuntu under 90. I have no idea what's taking so long, I should check it out.
The CPU is a dual T2250 at 1733MHz.
--edit--
I optimized it for threading and memory usage, Ubuntu's usable in under a minute. Bootchart says booting takes 41 seconds. Still more than twice as long as Windows, and I have no idea why.
http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/1818/feisty200706081po6.th.png (http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/1818/feisty200706081po6.png)

kerry_s
June 8th, 2007, 09:11 PM
vaio pcg-f430 450mhz 256 ram 20gig 4200rpm hd

DarkN00b
June 10th, 2007, 02:02 PM
I had to go dig up the old bootchart thread here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=241604). Its not posted there, but I once had Dapper booting in 29 seconds.

I found the chart I was looking for. It just wasn't Dapper - it was Edgy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v191/DarkN00b/Bootcharts/edgy-20061201-2.jpg

Papi-KB7VGW
June 10th, 2007, 05:18 PM
My Inspiron E1705 used to take over 2 minutes. It would always hang at about 40% on the grub splash screen. I didn't know about ctrl-alt-F8 then so I changed grub to NOSPLASH and now my boot time is definitely under 45 sec. I just installed boot chart so I will find out later.

eddieb
June 10th, 2007, 10:05 PM
two minutes 15 seconds. AMD 3200+ 64 bit. 250 sata, 1 gig ram. Nvidia 5200.
I also run Puppy which boots from grub to desktop in 20 seconds.
Here is my log.
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet dhcp

auto eth2
iface eth2 inet dhcp

auto ath0
iface ath0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
Would appreciate how to make it boot faster.

iceportal
June 10th, 2007, 10:28 PM
Damn...

You guys all suck. I got about 8 seconds from boot to good-to-go...

In FreeDOS...

Nah, just playin.

My actual Ubuntu boot time is about 30-35 seconds, max. On my desktop it's about 30 seconds consistantly, but my laptop takes slightly longer.

Hell, if I'm already booted and running, then I restart, from the time I click "reboot" to the time I'm back in Gnome again is only about 1 minute to 1:10.

(I've got auto-login, so I don't have to type user/pass.)

Meanwhile, my XP box takes about 5 minutes to load up. Go figure.

ninthforce
June 10th, 2007, 10:30 PM
Very fast. 25-30 seconds

darth_indy
June 10th, 2007, 11:46 PM
About 2 1/2 minutes, but I'm running a computer that came with Win98, so it's ollllllld. I've figured that one real year = 20 computer years (since a computer usually lasts around 4 yrs, or 80 computer years). So, this thing is over 140 years old.

Compared to the XP tho, it's blazing fast. I'm sure the XP takes at least 8 minutes to boot, from power button to useable. 'Course, it had only 256 RAM and it's running Norton, so that helps it crawl. I've upgraded to a gig of RAM, so it's much better now.

macogw
June 11th, 2007, 03:44 AM
22 seconds

loathsome
June 11th, 2007, 09:14 AM
two minutes 15 seconds. AMD 3200+ 64 bit. 250 sata, 1 gig ram. Nvidia 5200.
I also run Puppy which boots from grub to desktop in 20 seconds.
Here is my log.
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet dhcp

auto eth2
iface eth2 inet dhcp

auto ath0
iface ath0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
Would appreciate how to make it boot faster.

Remove everything except the two first lines and try again.

Shadow Jolteon
June 11th, 2007, 09:20 AM
One minute. It takes about five-ten for Windows to boot on the same computer.

southernman
June 11th, 2007, 10:13 AM
definatly less than a minute with stock generic kernels.. from the power button to login screen.

XP 2800+
1024 pc3200 ram

dkaddict
June 11th, 2007, 10:39 AM
Just timed mine at 1min 30secs.

It ain't always that long though. For reasons way beyond my understanding, sometimes it loads pretty lively and other times it is pretty slow. The first Ubuntu screen with the bar that fills up from left to right is where it differs. Again, sometimes the bar fills up in a few seconds and sometimes it hangs for a while. The one I just timed was a hanger m8.
The time it takes whence I have entered my psswd is pretty consistent though. At the end of the day, a couple of minutes isn't too long.
I have an aversion to booting into XP so can't be bothered to compare them. The end result of the XP boot process is pretty dismal when compared to my pretty little Linux environment. If i could get WINE to run my BT Softphone so I could send text messages to my friends and family, and if there was a mobile phone sync app that I could connect to my N73 and grab the photos etc, I doubt I would keep XP on its partition. They're the only reason I still need it.
Maybe I should start a post with a view to solving these 2 issues.
Nothing is perfect.
PEACE

dk

Rigrig
June 14th, 2007, 12:57 PM
About 20 seconds from GRUB to GDM login running Feisty on a AMD Sempron 2800+ cpu(2GHz) with 512MB RAM.

happy-and-lost
June 17th, 2007, 08:01 PM
I'm a lazy autologin freak.

My Gutsy install takes about 47 seconds to boot to the full desktop (granted I haven't stripped it down 'cos removing ubuntu-desktop from GG at this stage is asking for trouble!), which is fast considering it's a 2 year old laptop (1.73Ghz PM 1GB RAM), but that's a crawl compared to Debian Sid on the same box which takes a grand total of 21 seconds to reach a full desktop. :D

anthonyp
June 19th, 2007, 11:48 PM
well my boot chart says 29 seconds but i swear its a lot longer. takes approx 57 second from pushing the power button to usable GUI (auto login here, i am lazy and don't need to see it).

B4 i edited the interfaces file it took exactly 60 seconds, so that saved 3 seconds... not much.

I was hoping to have the total boot time (from pushing power button) down to 40odd seconds.

I think the 29 seconds listed in boot chart is from the Ubuntu load not including Grub, cause from power button to Grub is only 5 seconds, and Grub is another 5 seconds and if I calculate that I have a total of 39seconds (which would be ideal) but it def takes 57 seconds to load all up :S

Weird eh

Cheers
Anthony

EDIT: I just profiled my boot and now my boot chart is down to 27seconds... but it still seems longer :S

Xummoner
June 20th, 2007, 06:01 AM
Here's my bootchart and I have no idea on how to reduce the boot time, it used to be 40 seconds before the kernel update, now it takes forever.

Hope someone can find what's the problem.

Ultra Magnus
June 20th, 2007, 06:20 AM
Around 20 seconds - Ok I just got my new laptop today - I've got vista/Ubuntu dual boot - Vista can take almost a minute to boot up!

steven8
June 20th, 2007, 07:13 AM
Around 20 seconds - Ok I just got my new laptop today - I've got vista/Ubuntu dual boot - Vista can take almost a minute to boot up!

That's one minute of your life you can never get back. :p

adityakavoor
June 20th, 2007, 07:16 AM
20 secs

Booting Ubuntu on Core2Duo 2.4 Ghz ..1Gig Ram

kamaboko
June 20th, 2007, 07:19 AM
Less than a minute, much like my Vista install.

bootslap
June 20th, 2007, 11:43 AM
It takes 3-5 minutes for my laptop with Intel Celeron M 1.4 Ghz, 1 GB ram, 120 HDD with 20 for root, 60 for home and rest for XP. When I first installed Fiesty it was pretty fast when compared to XP. Now XP seems faster. It hardly takes a minute. While loading applications also it takes a lot of time, maybe 30 seconds to 1 minute for my home folder to open, or mail box to open, but once it is open, then is really fast, and that's the reason why I use Ubuntu coupled with the fact that we do not need to think about security when we are working on Ubuntu. But booting and application opening times are definitely on the higher side.

But I love my Ubuntu!!

pikul
July 25th, 2007, 02:05 AM
Here is my bootchart 27 sec , i did a few diferent mods, not the runlevels one, but i cant get less then that :( i think it could be better for a dual core procesor .

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2255/27segio8.png

Rui Pais
July 25th, 2007, 01:47 PM
Here is my bootchart 27 sec , i did a few diferent mods, not the runlevels one, but i cant get less then that :( i think it could be better for a dual core procesor .

A quick look to the pic and seems that the main slowers of your boot are dhcp client and ntfs-3g.

If your network has only 1 or 2 box+router/gateway theres no need for dhcp. Just set static IPs and you will not waste either those time as any resources.
About ntfs, are you sure you need your ntfs always mounted and accessible?
You can remove that that from boot service and run it only when you need it.

Some other services that may not be needed: lrm-manager/linux-restricted (if the only restricted module is the one of your graphics card), ahavi-daemon (if you don't have or connect to MACs), hplip (if you don't have HP printers).


You can use sysv-rc-conf to turn services on/off.
Here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=89491)a thread with nice tips on boot services (a little old, but useful).

stalker145
July 25th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Funny thing this: I look at the chart and it says that I am booting in 41-46 seconds. I look at the ticker on the wall and it says that it's taking ~1:10. Either way, I'm much happier with Ubuntu's boot time than with Win2K, which used to be on this machine.

Note: the :46 is under battery power and the :41 is on A/C power.

doodaad_1
July 25th, 2007, 06:58 PM
AMD 4000+ 2G ram

Right on 1 minute with 5-10 seconts of that is my bios splash screen.

pikul
July 26th, 2007, 08:03 AM
A quick look to the pic and seems that the main slowers of your boot are dhcp client and ntfs-3g.

If your network has only 1 or 2 box+router/gateway theres no need for dhcp. Just set static IPs and you will not waste either those time as any resources.
About ntfs, are you sure you need your ntfs always mounted and accessible?
You can remove that that from boot service and run it only when you need it.

Some other services that may not be needed: lrm-manager/linux-restricted (if the only restricted module is the one of your graphics card), ahavi-daemon (if you don't have or connect to MACs), hplip (if you don't have HP printers).


You can use sysv-rc-conf to turn services on/off.
Here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=89491)a thread with nice tips on boot services (a little old, but useful).

Thanks for your reply :) it help me save 6 seconds, i disable de ntfs auto mounting and something on my dhcp thing, i looked for more info on that i dont remember rigth now what i did, but it make a lot of difference , if i found that mod ill post it, thanks.

buixuanduong1983
July 26th, 2007, 08:17 AM
Some time my Ubuntu 7.04 startup quite fast (<1min), but sometime it seems to be hang with the screen of loading nautilus, update manager... (the small screen after enter username and password). When it happend, this screen last until all icon, menu has appear. It would be very apreciate if you can help me point out the problem.

Anim8or666
August 15th, 2007, 08:58 PM
It takes me about 20-25 minutes to boot up Ubuntu. My computer is a Toshiba Satellite 5005-S504, with a 30 gigabyte hard drive, and 512 megabytes of RAM. It has a pentium 3 processor running at 1.33ghz:confused::( Why does it take so long?

iPower
August 15th, 2007, 10:03 PM
30minutes to 1hr (bios is allmost dead)

EXCiD3
August 15th, 2007, 10:10 PM
Before I tweaked my computer it would boot in a good 3-5 mins, spending much of the time haning on configuring my wireless card. Once I tweaked the settings using a tutorial, and some various information from some posts i read, i can easily get it booted in <1 min. I guess i should also note that i use Autologin as i am the sole user of my computer and see no point in having to login upon boot up.

kerrymorgan1
August 15th, 2007, 10:13 PM
a few days ago it took about 4 mins to boot up, or more (in that case i would restart my computer out of frustration. i went into the bios and set everything to default and from there it seemed to sort it self out....... good luck maybe? it's pretty fast now less than a minute.

Giggity
September 16th, 2007, 10:11 AM
* post deleted -- it was eventually going to look like a hijacker post *

terry_gardener
September 16th, 2007, 10:40 AM
1 min 15 secs from pressing the power button to desktop fully loaded
2 min 14 secs for vista home premium

eljoeb
September 16th, 2007, 11:17 AM
Five minutes from the press of the button to the desktop. This has to do with running KDE and GNOME libraries, doesn't it?

Windows is easily under a minute, at 45 seconds. Wassup with that?

K.Mandla
September 16th, 2007, 11:34 AM
~37 seconds on a 1Ghz 512Mb PC133 7200rpm machine. 27 with Arch.

~1:10 on a 450Mhz K6-2 256Mb PC100 5400rpm machine. 40 with Arch.

I don't use Gnome or KDE. I build the desktops myself. Just like Chuck Norris.

aninaiian
September 16th, 2007, 01:45 PM
Around 20-23 seconds to boot to the terminal and another 8-12 seconds to get to xfce4 w/ compiz-fusion on my laptop,

I'm not too sure how long it takes for my desktop as I haven't rebooted in awhile. However, if I remember correctly it's still under a minute.

Packrat1947
September 16th, 2007, 03:12 PM
I just upgraded from the live CD to the desktop. Bootup is VERY slow, on the order of 2-3 minutes. Heck, the CD booted up almost that fast.

This lappy is 1.6 gHz. dual core, and 2 gig of ram.

The orange "caterpillar" hangs about 1/2 way across the screen.

Maybe 7.05 will be better.

But anyhow, at least the wireless works. Maybe that is what is loading in the background. When the desktop comes up, it is ready to go.

BTW, I can connect to a campground's wireless system which is about 1/2 mile away. This is over on the next country road. Amazing.

Packrat1947

markp1989
September 16th, 2007, 03:15 PM
My laptop takes 31 seconds to boot up (timed using boot chart), and me desktop takes around 25 seconds

nikef
September 16th, 2007, 03:16 PM
Boot up time 30 to 40 seconds
just wish i could get it to boot straight to the kununtu loading screen instead of the txt first :confused:

markp1989
September 23rd, 2007, 09:11 PM
the laptop in my sig, its boot time is 23 seconds
the Desktop in my sig takes about 25-27 seconds

Black Mage
September 23rd, 2007, 09:51 PM
MacBook Pro, 2.2ghz 2 gigs Ram...boot time. around 30 seconds. Sometimes Linux is so fast on my Mac, it bends time and reacts to commands before I even type anything.

Carbon Tiger
September 23rd, 2007, 10:12 PM
From grub to the gdm about 25 to 30 seconds. GNOME boots up in about 10-15 seconds as well and Openbox seems to fully boot up in about 5 seconds. I have an HP dv6000 w/ AMD 64X2.

I'm not surprised its fast I'm just surprised its this fast.

jpyanowski
September 23rd, 2007, 10:24 PM
Push the power button to GRUB screen - 10 secs.

From select kernel to GNOME login - 27 secs.

From enter password to complete desktop - 22 secs.

Total - 59 secs. Life is good.

conehead77
September 24th, 2007, 02:15 AM
27 seconds according to the bootchart.

from power button to desktop its 45-50 seconds

edit: 1GB RAM and sthg like Intel duo core 2xxxMHz. anybody knows how i can get the exact data of my CPU?

danny joe ritchie
September 24th, 2007, 02:39 AM
From power button to desktop =45 seconds! No modifications.

Scruffynerf
September 24th, 2007, 03:23 AM
28 Seconds according to bootchart.

From Power On to Desktop... about 45-50 seconds, including a 5 second pause at Grub before default entry boot.

roachk71
September 24th, 2007, 05:45 AM
My computer is a brand new HP Pavilion s3020n with a dual-core AMD Athlon 64 X2, running Ubuntu exclusively. It typically takes around 35 seconds after the BIOS startup routines finish to boot Ubuntu (64-bit version)!!

It used to have Vista installed (until a fatal crash :mad: ), and that took at least two minutes! :)

tsumiro
September 24th, 2007, 06:52 AM
its definately faster on my mac than the OSX was.

boast
October 7th, 2007, 05:44 AM
1 min 14 secs.

Anybody see anything I could tweak?

http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/6742/feisty200710061lx7.th.png (http://img489.imageshack.us/my.php?image=feisty200710061lx7.png)

vishzilla
October 7th, 2007, 06:05 AM
Yup, i compared both my boxes
Windows: 76 secs
Ubuntu: 57 secs

CWayne
October 7th, 2007, 02:43 PM
Very Fast!!!!
About 20 to 30 seconds from button push to up and ready.
Win XP was a real dog on this.
I have a Toshiba A74 Laptop.
Cliff

hessiess
October 7th, 2007, 03:21 PM
around 30 seconds, ive never timed it tho

RAV TUX
October 7th, 2007, 04:18 PM
It takes around one minute for my Vaio laptop. It's really fast, I have even stopped using hibernate / suspension; I just turn it off (saves much more battery). One thing is for sure, it's a lot faster than my C2D @ 3.4GHz desktop running Vista. It takes from 2-5 minutes for that to boot up.

You can still vote if you're not using Ubuntu, but please specify which OS you're running then.

In Xubuntu 7.10 with e17 I use "Suspend" and it takes about 2 seconds to boot up, but I have never actually timed it.

revolve
October 9th, 2007, 04:02 PM
it takes about....10 minutes for 7.10 to boot for me on my dell inspiron 8600 notebook


that's if it actually boots at all.

glupee
October 9th, 2007, 04:23 PM
30-40 secs from the button to the login screen. Then it depends on whether i'm loading kde or fluxbox.