If you have an ASUS Eee PC and you think it takes a lot of time to boot up, then you probably wonder how to speed up the loading time. So how you do it for the common user? Here’s what two Intel engineers did last Thursday at the recent Linux Plumbers Conference (what they used) on an SSD based Eee PC.
- A modified version of Fedora. They’ve cut down different boot elements that aren’t necessary or have functions that are already replicated elsewhere.
- examples : “setroubleshootd” (Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) configuration troubleshooting) or “initrd” (that takes at least half a second).
- A special patch that allows several things to be run simultaneously : link (site down at the moment)
These guys submitted their work to Moblin.org, which means sooner or later we may see faster booting times on other devices, as well.