[Debian-eeepc-devel] 5 second boot

Phil Endecott spam_from_debian_eee at chezphil.org
Thu Oct 9 16:19:12 UTC 2008

Hi everyone,

I'm surprised that no-one here has yet mentioned Arjan van de Ven and 
Auke Kok's work to get an Eee 901 to boot in 5 seconds:


The slides from the talk are now available here:


though I have not yet read them as I don't have anything to read 
Powerpoint (and think it's totally bizarre that Arjan chose to 
distribute them in this format; if someone can convert to PDF I'd be 
most grateful).

I'd be interested to hear what people think about this.  Do we agree 
that improving the boot speed is a useful thing to do?  How much of 
this work can be applied easily to Debian?  My Eee 901 currently takes 
16 seconds from pressing the power button to grub handing over to the 
kernel, and a further 33 seconds from the kernel starting to the xdm 
login window appearing.

Cheers,  Phil.

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