Ubuntu Slow Boot

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  1. wjack2010

    wjack2010 New Member

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    After having previously installed Ubuntu, I noticed the boot speed was fairly slow compared to that of Windows XP and Windows 7. It runs through those coloured dots for a bit, before allowing me to log-on, this takes quite a bit of time. Is it a problem, or normally like this? My computer has a good amount of RAM, and runs fast for every other task, and when Ubuntu is fully booted and I'm logged-in; it runs fine then too.

  2. Krymzn

    Krymzn New Member

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    Is it your primary OS? That's my only guess to this.
  3. brainard52

    brainard52 New Member

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    I have no idea why this would be. What version are you using? I know that my 11.04 laptop will boot in like 30-45 seconds or so. (Gnome3 if you must know)

    Sent from the R800x (CM9) that I wish were an Ubuntu Android.
  4. wjack2010

    wjack2010 New Member

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    It used to be my primary operating system, version 11.04. But I removed it not long a go because it was slow, and went back to Windows 7 Starter Edition ;)
  5. brainard52

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    How old was the HW? It couldn't have been THAT old as it's usually faster than Win7.
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    wjack2010 New Member

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    Hmm, may I ask what a "HW" is exactly? Sorry, I don't know what that means :(
  7. brainard52

    brainard52 New Member

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    Hardware.
  8. wjack2010

    wjack2010 New Member

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    Oh well my computer was a year old, a couple of weeks a go, about 3 weeks.
  9. brainard52

    brainard52 New Member

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    Um, wow. This may have been a bad install. Has your computer ever lost power? You may have to do a clean install.

    Sent from the R800x (CM9) that I wish were an Ubuntu Android.
  10. DaReaper

    DaReaper New Member

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    If you're using the new version of Ubuntu that is 11.04 or 11.10, i had the similar issue, usually boot time at first used to take me around 3-5 minutes after the upgrade i had done from 11.04 to 11.10, i had issues with certain applications too, it takes time to open up firefox and stuff.

    What i figured was that i had to update my BIOS and Audio drivers which was the cause of my slow boot issue, i did that and it started working fine. After which i had other issues with hardware so i switched back to 10.04 again.
  11. brainard52

    brainard52 New Member

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    I think that the update system is not entirely perfected yet. That's why I believe that a fresh install would work just fine for you. Grab a copy of 12.04 LTS, and do a fresh install. be sure to back-up all your documents and take note of the software you've installed. Do the fresh install, and then move your docs and stuff back to your computer :3
  12. Stefano Messicano

    Stefano Messicano New Member

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    You could start by disabling some services at startup like Bluetooth and Remote Desktop and Gnome Login Sound.Go to System > Administration > Startup Applications to de-select the items for running at startup and see if you notice any change in boot up time.
  13. Famous

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    If it loads into memory (RAM) from the pen drive, it will be much faster than running from the HDD.
  14. Melissa

    Melissa New Member

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    I'm very very new so I don't know how much help I can be but have you tried using Mint?
  15. Delta Locksmith

    Delta Locksmith New Member

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    I'm not a great expert but maybe it is connected to a messy desktop with a lot of high heavy software that also effecting the boot to go slower.

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