I am quite new to Linux Era. Just switched from Windows because in future I have to depend on Linux.
And for me Linux is the best Operating System in comparison of speed and many thing.
But, there is big problem which is kind of making me annoyed. Which is the boot speed of manjaro or any other linux distro. I don’t know why but I see that people are able to boot within 5-6 seconds but why not mine.
Because in mine it takes upto 45-50sec to finally boot up.
I just want to half my boot speed. Something 20-23sec…
How can I?
I have a 4GB RAM and Intel core i3 processor. And also last night I did clean boot of manjaro. Deleted everything in my laptop by having some necessary backups.
BTW is there any solution to boot within 20-25seconds?
I had a dual boot laptop. As already told before I am a windows user who came to Linux. And in Windows I had boot speed something 15-20s. But as I know windows is heavy operating system but Linux is known for its Lite version.
Then why there is slow boot problem?
Here is my boot speed!
Startup finished in 6.135s (firmware) + 5.961s (loader) + 4.393s (kernel) + 37.638s (userspace) = 54.129s
graphical.target reached after 37.638s in userspace
Maybe because you are dual booting ? Personally I only have manjaro and my boot time is about 15s
So besides wiping W$, a solution would be to use a distro that does not use systemd as an init, which is not the case of manjaro (and 95% of distros)
Some of these distros are:
These distros, except mx, are targeted towards “experienced” users, I highly do not suggest you to install one of these if the command line freaks you out, since most of these distros don’t even have a gui installer.
Also, people who have super fast boot time typically have super minimalist and optimized configs, and I doubt you can do this with manjaro (it’s not the aim of the distro (I think))
and if you edit the grub file don’t forget to run ‘sudo update-grub’ after editing.
btw. is the file-indexing-service active? if so i recommend to deactivate it, it’s useless for a desktop-user and waste too much time and cpu-load.
your cpu is still good but 4GB RAM is even under Linux hard at the Limit. 8GB is a good compromise and should be standard nowadays. it’s a good choice to upgrade the RAM if possible.
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To say it clearly, windofs is cheating by not “booting”, but instead using a sort of hibernation. It says to the user: shutdown. But it does not.
And when you are through “boot” windows will not react fast. Because it cheats in that it shows a nice screen, when it is not ready to perform tasks yet. …
You see the real time windows needs for booting, when you advice windows to reboot. Then it does what it says, and it takes its time.
I think it has already been mentioned:
a spinning disk vs a solid state (ssd) makes a huge difference
What makes this noticeable on a spinning disk is
how large the partition is vs. the size of the operating system
What I mean is:
the actual OS might be ~8 GB to ~15 GB
when this is spread out over a partition size of 1 TB (in my case)
combined with the fact that updates happen quite often
the files that need to be found and loaded are spread out across the entire disk
… long seek times … especially with slow laptop disks
My OS (on a spinnng disk) takes way more than a minute to come up.
I have several virtual machines on it.
Booting either one of these up is way faster that to boot the OS they are running on.
… because their virtual disk is one relatively small and contiguous file
which means less disk seek and thus less time to load the OS.
The upshot might be:
use a relatively small system partition - not all on one huge disk/partition
and it will load faster
Yes, it does.
You might need to configure it - you definitely need a swap partition or a swap file for that.
Wake up from hibernation is not the same as booting
the contents of memory are saved to the swap area on the hard disk
and read back from there.
If this is still as slow as booting - your disk is slow …
… do something else in the few seconds that it takes