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I cannot tell exactly when this happened, but surely after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04, but on my last bootup it lasted from selecting the distro on the GRUB menu to full usability 4 minutes 22 seconds to boot! (not taking account of the time that I type the password on login screen). A few things to clarify:

1) This never happened before 12.04.

2) I have a HDD with 2 partitions:

a) an NTFS where W. XP sits

b) an extended partition where there are three logical partitions

   i) a 19 Gb where the filesystem sits

   ii) the linux swap

   iii) an NTFS partition

3) I know that this could be solved like making a fresh install or such but I still trying to find a way to fix this without reinstalling anything.

Supplementary data:

Here's the bootchart Link

Heres the boot.log

Here's the kern.log

Here's the syslog

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when booting, at the GRUB screen, select the entry that you want to boot and press e, a complete list of boot options related to this entry will appear, locate and delete splash quiet and write this nosplash debug instead and boot. See if your booting process is verbose enough. – user827992 Jul 13 '12 at 23:47
@user827992 nothing unusual, at least according to my basic linux/ubuntu knowledge. here's the log: – luisgonzalez Jul 14 '12 at 1:14
Please share the content or output of the following commands/files to better help us troubleshoot your problem (instructions in this answer): file(s): /var/log/kern.log, /var/log/syslog, command(s): dmesg – izx Jul 14 '12 at 1:23
kern.log = syslog = – luisgonzalez Jul 15 '12 at 21:49
I actually have the same thing except I have vista on the other partition, I'm using ubuntu to write this comment because windows update damaged my vista beyond repair without me having to use the install disc to reinstall it. sigh Microsoft needs to learn to be careful... – user80693 Aug 1 '12 at 16:36

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