Making Fedora boot faster

Kalpa Welivitigoda callkalpa at
Tue Sep 14 07:55:12 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 1:28 AM, JD <jd1008 at> wrote:
> On 09/13/2010 12:48 PM, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
>> Kalpa Welivitigoda wrote:
>>> I thought to make my Fedora system boot faster. For that I thought to
>>> disable unnecessary kernel modules and services. So I want to know in
>>> detail what each and every kernel module and service do so that I can
>>> disable which are no needed. Can anyone here provide me with a
>>> detailed documentation on the kernel modules and services?
>> Disabling kernel modules is going to do absolutely nothing for you.
>> Your kernel boots in a matter of seconds. The real time waster is that
>> piece of hardware you call a hard disk drive. All of the services
>> started up cause some heavy disk I/O that no rotating drive can handle
>> very well.
>> The solution? Buy an SSD.
>> Sincerely,
>> A Fedora user who boots in less than 8 seconds.
> As a an intermediate solution,
> run /usr/bin/system-config-services
> and disable services you think you do not need.
> It could help a bit.
> also, is your drive a 7200rpm eSATA2 ?
> That would be a good interim solution too. That
> is what I run and I have no problem with slow boots.
> Also, you might consider using a lighter than gnome desktop.
> There were posts on this list about what would be such a lightweight
> desktop.
> Good luck.


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Best Regards,

W.H.Kalpa Pathum

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