boot seems slow:105sec, cf. XP's 30sec.s

Bug #303144 reported by Rhn on 2008-11-28
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu EeePC Kernel

Bug Description

Asus9 900a 1GB ram 16GB SSD ,Intel Atom N270 cpu 1.6GHz;
to which I have added: 16GB USB flash stick;16GB flash card;
Dissappointed by slow boot time ;
power on to desk-top is 105 sec cf. 30 sec for XP;


otherwise everything works fine

                                regards rhn

Adam McDaniel (adamrmcd) wrote :

Perhaps you got unlucky and linux decided to run e2fsck on your SSD during that bootup. It should only happen once every 30 or so starts, or possibly after an unclean shutdown. If its persistently 105+ seconds, install the 'bootchart' package. It'll produce a greaph in /var/log/bootchart after each startup documenting what it was doing.

You'll also need to regenerate the kernel's initrd before bootchart will do anything.

However, you didn't say what kernel you're actually running. Assuming its "2.6.27-8-eeepc", the command to regenerate the initrd is: "sudo dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-2.6.27-8-eeepc"

(Replace the last half of the linux-image-* package name with the kernel you're booting into.)

Changed in ubuntu-eeepc-kernel:
status: New → Incomplete
Aaron Lebahn (cplusplus328) wrote :

I seem to have the same problem. after upgrading to intrepid from hardy, my Eee PC 900 takes over 3 minutes to boot.. I will post boot charts from the 2.6.27-8-eeepc kernel, and the kernel. Note that the lean kernel makes a negligible difference. I am not certain if this is an issue of the kernel or the upgrade process.

Aaron Lebahn (cplusplus328) wrote :
Aaron Lebahn (cplusplus328) wrote :

The issue appears to be my SD card. Removing it brings the boot time down to 35 seconds. This bug my be invalid.

Aaron Lebahn (cplusplus328) wrote :

My problem is directly in line with this "bug": After I changed OS Installation to Finished, My SD Card works and my Eee boots quickly.

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