ImprovedSource: Boot Fedora Linux Faster: How I Modified Fedora To Boot In Under 25 Seconds
Jul 26, 2005, 10:00 (30 Talkback[s])
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"Everyone wants a quick boot time, from the beginner user to the
advanced user, this is a issue that bothers us all. As Linux has
advanced it has increasingly become slower to boot. I have tested
on my machine four Linux distributions: Linspire, Fedora 3 & 4,
Suse 9.2 & 9.3, and Debian. And on average between all these
distributions Linux needs around a minute to 1 and half minutes to
go from boot loader to graphical login screen. So I decided to look
into reducing the time it takes to boot my current setup, which is
Fedora 4. In doing so I was able to reduce the boot time of my
Fedora 4 installation to less than 25 seconds (just above 24
seconds on average). Below I have documented what I did, and what
you can use to potentially reduce your boot up time for Linux.
"Of course we will be dealing with advanced Linux know how, so
this is not for beginners. Also results may vary on your end since
there are a lot of factors involved..."