Ubuntu – How to improve boot speed


I have seen many videos that make Ubuntu faster, but these methods only make desktop performance faster.

I am looking to make my computer boot faster. Is their anything I can do to make Ubuntu boot significantly faster?

Best Answer

Generally, the less programs you have loading on bootup, the faster your system should be. Try BUM (from software center) to disable some unneeded services, and also ensure you don't have any unnecessary programs installed that will be loaded when booting. Finally, using a solid state drive (SSD) as your boot device should significantly improve bootime.

Oh one more thing, your filesystem type makes a difference as well. EXT4 has suffered some performance regressions (according to phoronix) but I've still found EXT4 to be great for booting fast.

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