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    Speeding up Boot time


    Is there a way to speed up the boot time in mandriva 2006 I586 updated to Jan 27 06?
    It takes 6-7 mins to boot.
    I do have have IP set to auto, i know that can slows down a bit,
    My board does have 2 nics.
    But is other ways than having it set to assigned IP,
    Is there other ways to speed things up other than assigning ips?

    any help?

    Thanks in advance!

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    30 Gig Drive Master (Winxp)
    40 Gig Drive Slave (Mandriva 2006)
    Athlon 64 3200+
    Gig and a half of ram
    Readon 92000 Video cared
    GIGABYTE K8NS ULTRA-939 SKT939 AMD64 NFORCE3 BOARD

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    You should be able to disable the graphical login screen..not sure though..never used mandriva.

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    Sorry I can't help you on this subject, however I can tell you this : this boot time is unnatural.

    Between the moment I press "power" and the moment KDE has become operational, 2 minutes and thirty seconds have passed. No more than that.

    Another friend with Mandriva and a much older computer : 3 minutes.
    Another friend with a dream machine with awesome hardware (the bastard) : 2 minutes.

    So for you, seven minutes isn't allright.
    Check the log files in /var, maybe ?
    Or during boot, simply press "esc" to see at what time the startup hangs for too long ?

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    You'll need to experiment with it and disable any services you don't want to run, and perhaps even try some different hardware detection apps.

    I don't run Mandriva so can't help much with it but can tell you that my Arch Linux installation is booting to a text prompt in 12 seconds, and add another 3 to 4 seconds for me to issue username / password / startx, and I'm fully booted into a graphical gui in about 15 to 16 seconds total. That's using the latest kernel, hwdetect, and udev. I've disabled and removed hotplug altogether.

    HTH ...

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