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Re: Speeding up boot time



On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 07:54:09PM -0600, John Schmidt wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 March 2007 19:45, Michael Pobega wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 07:32:26PM -0600, John Schmidt wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 21 March 2007 18:39, Michael Pobega wrote:
> > > > I'm looking to speed up my Debian Etch boot speed, but I have no idea
> > > > where to start.
> > > >
> > > > Currently I have everything default, but I'd like to remove a few
> > > > things (Like networking, because networking tries to connect to my
> > > > Ethernet and my wireless drivers are loaded separately).
> > > >
> > > > Are there any easy tools to look through my startup programs, or will
> > > > I have to sort through everything manually?
> > > >
> > > > And if I remove networking, how do I go about using modprobe to start
> > > > up my Ethernet in case I ever want to use it/need it at another time
> > > > (i.e. When there is a new Debian kernel release I have to reinstall my
> > > > wireless before I can do anything)?
> > >
> > > You should take a look at installing ifplugd (apt-cache show ifplugd)
> > > ifupdown, and guessnet.  This should allow you to boot normally without
> > > having the network timeout if you do not have a cable plugged in for your
> > > ethernet connection.
> > >
> > > John Schmidt
> >
> > Do you recommend any of those, or would I be safe with just ifplugd
> > and ifupdown in case that fails?
> 
> I think ifplugd and ifupdown would be sufficient for your needs.
> 
> John
> 

Thanks for the tip, now I can finally remove the networking portion
from my init files.



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