I’m currently running Mint 18.2 Sonya Mate on a separate 40GB hdd and I’m trying to speed up the boot process.
At first it booted to the desktop at around 2m 30secs but after removing some startup items (and enabling auto login etc), I’ve got it down to 1m 25secs. Using the systemd-analyze critical-chain utility, I see that it takes 25secs to begin booting from the hdd (dev sdb5-device). Is there a way to get this time decreased safely?
Further info below -
The time after the unit is active or started is printed after the “@” character.
The time the unit takes to start is printed after the “+” character.
[email protected] @36.204s
??rc-local.service @35.659s +19ms
??NetworkManager.service @32.168s +3.450s
??systemd-update-utmp.service @31.397s +329ms
??systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service @31.295s +47ms
??systemd-remount-fs.service @9.086s +58ms
$ systemd-analyze blame
Plot.svg shows the kernel loads in @ 7secs and systemd in @ a further 5secs so the delay seems to be in finding the boot files.
Any tips/info would be great!