One of the things I like about Ubuntu is the allegedly fast boot time, unfortunately that's not the case for me anymore.
On my computer Ubuntu itself boots up in forty seconds (from choosing Ubuntu in the grub menu to reaching the login screen), and my user boots up in in almost fifty seconds (from entering my password to the appearance of the Dash).
I want to note that although I never had fast boot-ups in Ubuntu, (the boot of Ubuntu itself was always slow), since the last upgrade things have just gotten worse. I also want to note that after the boot itself my Ubuntu runs quite smooth almost without any lag.
Some hardware details:
- Memory: 2.0 GiB
- Processor: Intel® Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz × 2
- Graphics: GeForce 7100 GS/PCIe/SSE2
- I have both Ubuntu and Windows XP with dual boot, each installed on a different disk. My Ubuntu runs on an healthy 500 GB WDC Hard Disk with average read time of 108 Mb/s. My partitions can be seen in the following image:
Does anyone have any idea what makes my computer boot slowly, is my hardware outdated? Did I make any crucial mistake with the partitions when I first set Ubuntu up?
Is there any way to solve it?