Thanks for the reply zika
I have removed profile from my menu.lst, but boot & desktop have not been recreated in /etc/readahead/
Do I need to manually create the files for 'profile' to update ??
I've re installed and will try profiling again tonight.
I keep seeing people noting that they can't find .readahead, which is a hidden directory ("View > Show Hidden Files" to discover). Could this be a similar issue in /etc/ ? (I don't use it myself so I really can't speak to the issue.)