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Default Slow booting: Snow Leopard or the kexts? - 11-29-2009, 03:58 PM

My 10v that's running 10.5.8 (DellEFI v1.2a5) cold boots in 15 seconds flat (post bootloader).

I just set up a 10v for my fiance with 10.6.2 (NBI v0.8.3 RC4). The same boot takes 50 seconds.

Both laptops have 1GB RAM.

So my question is this, because I've been reading conflicting reports: is the longer boot time because of something with Snow Leopard, or is it one of the wonderful kexts* that's included in the new NBI?

If the former, that's kind of lame and strange--after all, wasn't shorter boot times one of the SELLING points of SL? If the latter, are the Powers That Be working on trying to cut that down?

It's definitely not a dealbreaker, but it's making me more inclined to postpone upgrading my 10.5.8 machine.

Thanks, as always.

*this is non sarcastic--it blows my mind that audio, touchpad and sleep work OUT OF THE BOX


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Default 11-30-2009, 08:10 AM

I've always wondered the same thing. I just figured boot time is pretty low in the list of things to do on the NBI.

edit: I should note that I didn't 10.5 too long before I installed 10.6 so I don't remember how long it took me to boot, but I've seen videos on the youtubes that boot OS X (10.5) shockingly fast.


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Default 11-30-2009, 10:48 AM

This topic has been formerly discussed :-)
It's pretty likely that the long booting process is caused by the kexts, possibly the audio.
I remember that meklort confirmed that it's low priority.


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Default 11-30-2009, 11:14 AM

Fair enough!


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Default 11-30-2009, 11:04 PM

Actually--I have a follow-up question: does this mean that, if I ran NBI on my 10.5.8 machine, it would experience the same slow boot-up?

Related question: CAN I run NBI on it, even though I set it up using DellEFI 1.2a5?

Thanks again.


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Default 11-30-2009, 11:44 PM

#1 Yes

#2 Yes, but I wouldn't recommend it. There isn't really anything to gain, other than updated track pad.

If you do, read this first-

http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/gene...installer.html


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Default 12-01-2009, 08:24 AM

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Actually--I have a follow-up question: does this mean that, if I ran NBI on my 10.5.8 machine, it would experience the same slow boot-up?
I'm not sure, but I think the boot-up would be faster because a different set of kexts would be installed when running NBI on a 10.5.8 machine.


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Default 12-01-2009, 10:52 AM

not sure is it just me. But I found with 10.6 after pressing the power button, it is taking a few seconds until the dell logo appears. While with DellEFI and 10.5, the logo almost appears instantly. Obviously the loading time is much longer as well.
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Default 12-01-2009, 02:22 PM

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Actually--I have a follow-up question: does this mean that, if I ran NBI on my 10.5.8 machine, it would experience the same slow boot-up?

Related question: CAN I run NBI on it, even though I set it up using DellEFI 1.2a5?

Thanks again.
I am in partial agreement and partial disagreement with underwhelmed (see his response below).

1. NetbookInstaller should not cause slow-down issues on 10.5.8 (as far as I know). I was running NBI on 10.5.8 and did not experience any slow boot times, so I am not exactly sure what the root cause of this is...

2. Yes. You can transition from DellEFI to NBI and I would highly recommend it. Follow the link underwhelmed posted and always remember to make a backup just in case!!

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#1 Yes

#2 Yes, but I wouldn't recommend it. There isn't really anything to gain, other than updated track pad.

If you do, read this first-

http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/gene...installer.html


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Default 12-01-2009, 02:31 PM

I should clarify, I would not transition if you do not plan to upgrade or install Snow Leopard.

If you have a working Leo install, and you are happy with it, why upgrade?

Lastly, if you do transition to NBI, use an older version, not the RC version.


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