Help with Booting time


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I had installed Pop OS in my laptop (dual booted with Windows). However the booting took too long and I decided to reinstall Pop OS. Even now it takes a long time. I have attached a screenshot of the "systemd-analyze blame" command output. Please tell me how I can improve it. (I have an 8GB Ram with 8GB Swap, no SSD)


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G'day @Aditya1999 and welcome to :)

To help us a little to help you, you could try copying and pasting output from Terminal into your Reply Pane here. You can do that with the Toolbar above where you type here - under the + sign are options including "Code" and "Spoiler".

So for example if I issue a command

cat /etc/fstab
I can then issue its output, by in Terminal choosing Edit - Select All, and then right-clicking choose Copy

[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

UUID=e3161b45-fa4a-413d-b4b4-2ddd2348bee2    /    ext4    errors=remount-ro    0    1
UUID=C802-1F4A    /boot/efi    vfat    umask=0077    0    1
#/swapfile    none    swap    sw    0    0
[email protected]:~$
For something long such as log output or your systemd command, the Spoiler is good and you can give it a Title or not

[email protected]:~$ systemd-analyze blame
7.417s NetworkManager-wait-online.service
4.701s udisks2.service
1.482s systemd-rfkill.service
1.257s dev-loop0.device
1.244s dev-loop2.device
1.224s dev-loop1.device
1.211s dev-loop4.device
1.203s dev-loop3.device
1.187s dev-loop6.device
1.178s dev-loop5.device
1.171s dev-loop7.device
1.136s dev-loop8.device
801ms ufw.service
769ms keyboard-setup.service
609ms snapd.service
598ms dev-sdb5.device
230ms NetworkManager.service
186ms systemd-resolved.service
175ms snap-core-6673.mount
165ms systemd-timesyncd.service
163ms ModemManager.service
152ms systemd-journal-flush.service
146ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
138ms systemd-udevd.service
129ms snap-core-6531.mount
120ms networkd-dispatcher.service
113ms snap-pulsemixer-23.mount
111ms gpu-manager.service
108ms snap-core-6818.mount
92ms upower.service
88ms loadcpufreq.service
80ms snap-ubuntu\x2dmate\x2dwelcome-220.mount
76ms motd-news.service
70ms snap-software\x2dboutique-31.mount
67ms accounts-daemon.service
64ms grub-common.service
58ms apparmor.service
56ms thermald.service
54ms snap-software\x2dboutique-39.mount
51ms apport.service
50ms avahi-daemon.service
49ms speech-dispatcher.service
49ms [email protected]
47ms lm-sensors.service
43ms systemd-logind.service
39ms [email protected]\x2duuid-C802\x2d1F4A.service
39ms wpa_supplicant.service
36ms rsyslog.service
35ms ssh.service
35ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
33ms systemd-journald.service
30ms snap-ubuntu\x2dmate\x2dwelcome-319.mount
28ms snap-ubuntu\x2dmate\x2dwelcome-242.mount
26ms binfmt-support.service
26ms systemd-modules-load.service
25ms lightdm.service
25ms polkit.service
25ms pppd-dns.service
21ms networking.service
20ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
20ms systemd-sysctl.service
19ms dev-hugepages.mount
19ms dev-mqueue.mount
17ms kmod-static-nodes.service
15ms systemd-remount-fs.service
15ms cpufrequtils.service
13ms systemd-update-utmp.service
13ms snapd.seeded.service
13ms snapd.socket
12ms plymouth-read-write.service
11ms qemu-kvm.service
10ms kerneloops.service
10ms hddtemp.service
10ms proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.mount
9ms systemd-random-seed.service
9ms bluetooth.service
9ms ureadahead-stop.service
9ms console-setup.service
8ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
8ms systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service
8ms openvpn.service
7ms systemd-user-sessions.service
6ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount
5ms [email protected]:intel_backlight.service
5ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service
4ms sys-kernel-config.mount
3ms boot-efi.mount
3ms setvtrgb.service
3ms rtkit-daemon.service
2ms [email protected]:dell::kbd_backlight.service
2ms plymouth-quit-wait.service
[email protected]:~$

Then it is easy for us to copy a line and say "No, this should read that", better than a screenshot of Terminal.

That being said :D

Can you give us the output of

cat /etc/fstab


Chris Turner


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Sure, I'll keep that in mind. Here's the output :

[[email protected] ~]$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may
# be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if
# disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system>             <mount point>  <type>  <options>  <dump>  <pass>
UUID=7223-33A6                            /boot/efi      vfat    defaults,noatime 0 2
UUID=c4ae677c-23a8-46b4-881f-0ea6dc3600bb swap           swap    defaults,noatime 0 2
UUID=31871a6b-5129-4bfc-b738-f305d74e858d /              ext4    defaults,noatime 0 1


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I have to go for my Aussie evening, momentarily, but to keep you going, and given you have 8GB RAM, I would first try editing fstab to "comment out" swap.

I don't have Pop OS, but being Ubuntu-based you could likely do it with gedit if you prefer GUI, or nano if you prefer Terminal.

For gedit

sudo gedit /etc/fstab
Change the line with swap in it to place a comment (#) at the start, so it becomes

#UUID=c4ae677c-23a8-46b4-881f-0ea6dc3600bb swap           swap    defaults,noatime 0 2
Save, reboot and report back.




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Thanks a lot, man! Booting time is certainly down. Here's the breakdown :
Startup finished in 6.711s (firmware) + 7.585s (loader) + 9.276s (kernel) + 20.901s (userspace) = 44.475s reached after 20.309s in userspace
[email protected]:~$ systemd-analyze blame
8.533s udisks2.service
5.757s accounts-daemon.service
5.726s systemd-udev-settle.service
5.512s networkd-dispatcher.service
5.373s ModemManager.service
5.044s dev-sda7.device
4.049s grub-common.service
3.663s NetworkManager.service
3.610s apport.service
3.120s switcheroo-control.service
3.049s gpu-manager.service
2.910s rsyslog.service
2.899s wpa_supplicant.service
2.891s thermald.service
2.884s bluetooth.service
2.848s systemd-logind.service
2.836s pppd-dns.service
2.634s avahi-daemon.service
2.388s systemd-resolved.service
1.706s packagekit.service
1.557s [email protected]
1.491s polkit.service
1.451s systemd-timesyncd.service

I was also wondering if this is okay for a system like mine, ie, with an 8GB RAM and no SSD? Or is it still too long?

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