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Re: Optimizing boot times

Wee-Jin Goh <wjgoh@brookes.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've run out of things to tweak on my Powerbook, so I thought that I'd
> try to improve the boot times :-)
> Currently, on my 1.33 GHz 12", Debian takes about 2 minutes to boot.
> What are they steps I need to take to cut this down? What services can I
> safely disable (exim4?)?

Removing mail completely isn't a good idea. But on a host, where you only
send mail, not receive it via smtp, you can disable the mailer damon. It
is invoked by your mail client.

If you need a mailer damon, but not very often, you can start it with
inetd on demand. This saves time while booting.

Der Wunsch, klug zu erscheinen, verhindert oft, es zu werden.
    	    	    			      (Francois de la Rochefoucauld)

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