Re: Make Linux boot faster.
A light GUI can speed things up. Not the boot up itself, but on my laptop (which is a bit older), KDE takes over 15 seconds to start (from the login to a usable desktop), Xfce a bit over 5, Enlightenment about 3.
Originally Posted by borromini
One question, though: how do you disable unused daemons? Go through the /etc/rcX.d directories and toss out anything which you don't need (cups comes to mind, as I use a laptop)?
edit: I might also mention a program I've heard of, bootchart, which visually shows you the boot up sequence so you can see what is taking a long time etc. Never used it, though.