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I would like to see if anyone has some ideas on how I can decrease my boot up time, if its possible Using mandrake 10.1 my test pc has a ...
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    Boot time


    I would like to see if anyone has some ideas on how I can decrease my boot up time, if its possible

    Using mandrake 10.1
    my test pc has a k6 amd, 512mb memory, and a 20 gig hd


    Any help would be appreciated

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    there isnt too much you can do.

    1st - turn off any unneccercary (i cant spell) services (e.g. httpd / nfs / depends on what you use ur pc for)

    That should help a lot.

    After that, you get into a lot more hardcore pointless stuff....


    You may wish to look at http://initng.thinktux.net/index.php/Main_Page which lets you start several services in paralell, and does sound very interesting...

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    I don't really have boot time issues, but my computer stays on that stupid Dell BIOS screen forever. It's a real pain. Anything I can do about that?

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    on your dell machine look in the bios setup for disable diagnostics or quiet boot, that worked not to long ago.

    this website may have a few good suggestions
    http://www.annoyances.org

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    It doesn't seem to have that option. Unless you mean the HD acoustics thing?

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    The next time the Dell "tech" comes around I will ask him

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