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Ubuntu 10.10 - What are your booting times?

#1 Post by Tasurinchi » Thu May 27, 2010 5:39 am

Hi Thinkpadders!

One of many targets of Ubuntu 10.04 was the further improvement of the booting time, if I remember correctly they were claiming that Lucid should boot in around 10 seconds. I've installed Lucid in my T43p using the original Fujitsu 80GB stock drive and my booting time (excluding the BIOS time) is 35 seconds. After this period of time my desktop is connected to my wireless network and ready to work. I have a "standard" installation without any special tweaks.

I still consider it an impressive time considering the "old" hardware :thumbs-UP:

(As a comparison, Win7 ultimate boots in my desktop in 25 seconds, but it's a pentium quad machine with an Intel X-25-M 80GB SSD)

I'm curious about booting times in other (specially in more modern) Thinkpad Hardware. May I ask you what booting times you get with a Maverick Meerkat or Lucid Lynx installation on your TPs :?:

Cheers!

Tasurinchi

P.S. I'm not intending to start a competition here, it's purely curiosity :wink:
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 - What are your booting times?

#2 Post by jaspen-meyer » Fri May 28, 2010 9:38 am

Xubuntu 9.04 with LXDE
T41, 2.0ghz 2gm ddr, kingspec pata ssd

real boot time* 22 seconds
boot time reported by bootchart, 10.4 seconds

*power-on to desktop

note: there is confusion when discussing 'boot time'. some do not include the bios boot in their measurements, some use just what is reported by

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sudo apt-get install pybootchartgui bootchart
reports in /var/log/bootchart

example, matt cutts claims a 7.83 second boot on his thinkpad, when the video shows the boot to take about 22 seconds: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/ubuntu-90 ... 5-seconds/
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 - What are your booting times?

#3 Post by Tasurinchi » Fri May 28, 2010 9:47 am

Sorry, I forgot the explain that I:

a) did exclude the bios time
b) wasn't reading any log but using my chronometer

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 - What are your booting times?

#4 Post by ThinkRob » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:08 pm

7 seconds to gdm, excluding the time it takes for me to type in my disk encryption passwords.
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 - What are your booting times?

#5 Post by Tasurinchi » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:17 am

ThinkRob wrote:7 seconds to gdm, excluding the time it takes for me to type in my disk encryption passwords.
That's fast! With which hardware? My guess is that you have an SSD. Is it an "standard" Ubuntu 10.04 or tweaked?

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 - What are your booting times?

#6 Post by ThinkRob » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:07 pm

Tasurinchi wrote:With which hardware? My guess is that you have an SSD. Is it an "standard" Ubuntu 10.04 or tweaked?

Cheers!
Yes, it was on a Sandforce SF-1200-based SSD (which I do *NOT* recommend, given recent events...) The rest of the hardware's pretty standard: X200 w/ P8600, 4GB RAM, etc.

I did make a couple minor tweaks, primarily disabling things like the saned and bluetooth services, as I lack the corresponding hardware. No more than 90 seconds of work though -- I didn't do a lot in the way of customization.
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 - What are your booting times?

#7 Post by .46caliber » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:25 pm

Thinkpad T40. About 30 seconds from off through sign in and onto desktop.

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Upgraded from the 4200rpm to a 5400RPM HDD, made a huge difference.

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 - What are your booting times?

#8 Post by jp0213x » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:47 pm

I am getting 16 secs boot up with ubuntu 10.4 on my T60 and I have 60gig ssd.

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 - What are your booting times?

#9 Post by Tasurinchi » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:32 pm

Just upgraded to 10.10, no big improvements in booting time. I get around 32/35 seconds with the same specs as 10.04
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Re: Ubuntu 10.10 - What are your booting times?

#10 Post by jaspen-meyer » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:56 am

11.8 seconds, started timing after bios splash, xubuntu 10.10 64-bit on a t410i (i3-370)
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