Originally Posted by jmacie
Methinks either the guy has no audio, or needs to share a great secret. The audio kext really slows down the load time.
I boot from a USB 2.0 external hard drive -- nothing special, just a 1TB WD drive -- and it boots to the desktop image in 18 twirls, which I think is fantastic (it's faster than my Core Solo Mac mini). I deselected optional languages, fonts, printer drivers, disabled hibernation and removed the saved state file, but otherwise didn't do a lot of tweaking. I have sound, built-in bluetooth, wifi, QE/CI and everything is working A-OK on BIOS A06 with the latest NBI. I'm sincerely grateful to everyone who's helped make my little mini so much more useful to me!