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frjeff frjeff is offline
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Default Slow Boot - 12-19-2008, 07:43 PM

I did a Ubuntu 8.10 wubi install within Win XP on my Mini 9 (16GB).

While Win XP boots quickly, the Ubuntu boot runs over 2 minutes.

Is this normal?


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Dell Mini 9, 16GB SSD, 16GB HDHC, 2GB RAM, 80GB WD USB HD, 1.3 mp camera
Dual Boot: Win XP & Ubuntu 8.1
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Dreizehn Dreizehn is offline
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Default Re: Slow Boot - 12-22-2008, 07:38 AM

i heard the wubi install is not a great way to install ubuntu, but more than that, I cannot help you.

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Modulus Modulus is offline
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Default Re: Slow Boot - 01-20-2009, 07:22 PM

I'd recommend using unetbootin to build a usb flash drive based installer with the ubuntu 8.10 iso, either use the standard desktop iso, or the lpia version, your choice. Then just do a normal install.

My A03 bios takes about 9 seconds until I see the grub menu counting down, then ubuntu takes about 39 seconds until I see the login screen... compiz and X take another 20 or 30 seconds to get all set up, but the effects and environment is worth it to me.

I did edit /etc/init.d/rc and change the concurrency parameter from none to shell, I think it shaved about 2 seconds off of the boot. I'm sure there are more gains possible, but I'm too lazy to look into it further.
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nbock01 nbock01 is offline
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Default Re: Slow Boot - 01-20-2009, 11:21 PM

Mine with stock 4gb ssd is also about 42-48 secs to boot..would like to see what the run core can do...
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hoangtrang hoangtrang is offline
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Default 09-26-2009, 12:50 AM

Well, great work! You have helped me to improve my knowledge about this field. Thank you so much for sharing.

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