Comment 48 for bug 881079

I've got the same bug. My upstart package is 1.3-0ubuntu11. The file /etc/network/interfaces contains:

auto lo eth1 eth1:0
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth1 inet static
        address 10.11.12.1
        netmask 255.255.0.0
        gateway 10.11.12.13
iface eth1:0 inet static
        address 192.168.1.254
        netmask 255.255.255.0

And on first boot after upgrade to 11.10 (from 9.10 if it's relevant) I've got no network interfaces eth1* at all - got them after 'mkdir /run/network && /sbin/ifup eth1'. I have no network-manager installed (don't want it to break my network/DNS settings). On next boot I've got all interfaces but still with big delay with those messages and I have not hit any key to boot. Tried to hit but nothing happened - still the same delay. Relevant fragment from my syslog file:

Nov 6 23:42:03 rep avahi-daemon[1217]: Registering new address record for 192.168.1.254 on eth1.IPv4.
Nov 6 23:42:03 rep avahi-daemon[1217]: Registering new address record for 10.11.12.1 on eth1.IPv4.
Nov 6 23:42:03 rep avahi-daemon[1217]: Registering HINFO record with values 'I686'/'LINUX'.
Nov 6 23:42:04 rep dbus[1200]: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.ColorManager' (using servicehelper)
Nov 6 23:42:04 rep avahi-daemon[1217]: Server startup complete. Host name is rep.local. Local service cookie is 214144042.
Nov 6 23:42:05 rep dbus[1200]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.ColorManager'
Nov 6 23:42:05 rep avahi-daemon[1217]: Service "rep" (/services/udisks.service) successfully established.
Nov 6 23:42:10 rep kernel: [ 26.280020] eth1: no IPv6 routers present
Nov 6 23:44:02 rep ntpdate[1056]: step time server 62.149.0.30 offset -0.267916 sec
Nov 6 23:44:02 rep ntpd[1343]: ntpd 4.2.6p2@1.2194 Fri Sep 2 18:37:15 UTC 2011 (1)
Nov 6 23:44:02 rep ntpd[1345]: proto: precision = 1.020 usec
Nov 6 23:44:02 rep ntpd[1345]: ntp_io: estimated max descriptors: 1024, initial socket boundary: 16
Nov 6 23:44:02 rep ntpd[1345]: Listen and drop on 0 v4wildcard 0.0.0.0 UDP 123
Nov 6 23:44:02 rep ntpd[1345]: Listen and drop on 1 v6wildcard :: UDP 123
Nov 6 23:44:02 rep ntpd[1345]: Listen normally on 2 lo 127.0.0.1 UDP 123
Nov 6 23:44:02 rep ntpd[1345]: Listen normally on 3 eth1 10.11.12.1 UDP 123
Nov 6 23:44:02 rep ntpd[1345]: Listen normally on 4 eth1 192.168.1.254 UDP 123
Nov 6 23:44:02 rep ntpd[1345]: Listen normally on 5 eth1 fe80::beae:c5ff:fe8f:3ba6 UDP 123
Nov 6 23:44:02 rep ntpd[1345]: Listen normally on 6 lo ::1 UDP 123
Nov 6 23:44:02 rep kernel: [ 139.271465] type=1400 audit(1320615842.839:8): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" name="/sbin/dhclient" pid=1371 comm="apparmor_parser"

i.e. it succesfully got all interfaces up but then hung for 2 minutes with crasy messages. May be it's connected with the fact it is a new /run directory which has symlink /var/run ? I have /var on dedicated partition and I'm not sure if /var is already mounted at that time.
Hope it helps.