After upgrading to Linux 18.04 my system boot up has become really very slow. I tried to find the reason for it using the systemd-analyze blame and it showed me the below results:

     44.055s dev-mapper-ubuntu\x2d\x2dvg\x2droot.device
     39.145s keyboard-setup.service
     35.135s lvm2-monitor.service
     26.688s plymouth-quit-wait.service
     11.402s NetworkManager-wait-online.service
     10.243s mysql.service
      9.523s plymouth-start.service
      8.152s snapd.service
      5.907s NetworkManager.service
      5.526s networkd-dispatcher.service
      5.133s bolt.service
      5.047s udisks2.service
      3.146s networking.service
      2.889s ModemManager.service
      2.867s wpa_supplicant.service
      2.840s thermald.service
      2.678s accounts-daemon.service
      2.555s gpu-manager.service
      2.057s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
      1.838s systemd-sysctl.service
      1.675s snap-core18-442.mount
      1.521s snap-core18-512.mount
      1.443s snap-wine\x2dplatform\x2di386-22.mount
      1.431s snap-skype-63.mount
      1.394s snap-chromium-550.mount
      1.387s avahi-daemon.service
      1.355s snap-notepadqq-855.mount
      1.306s bluetooth.service
      1.166s apparmor.service
      1.157s snap-core-6034.mount
      1.142s snap-gtk\x2dcommon\x2dthemes-808.mount
      1.141s snap-skype-66.mount
      1.140s snap-skype-60.mount
      1.121s snap-gtk\x2dcommon\x2dthemes-701.mount
      1.106s snap-core-5897.mount
      1.102s snap-gtk\x2dcommon\x2dthemes-818.mount
      1.069s upower.service
      1.063s systemd-modules-load.service
      1.006s [email protected]
       982ms dev-loop17.device
       973ms dev-hugepages.mount
       972ms dev-mqueue.mount
       937ms systemd-remount-fs.service
       911ms lvm2-pvscan@8:2.service
       882ms systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service
       857ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
       788ms plymouth-read-write.service
       786ms polkit.service
       779ms snap-core18-536.mount
       770ms snap-chromium-538.mount
       754ms fwupd.service
       733ms netfilter-persistent.service
       732ms systemd-rfkill.service
       727ms kmod-static-nodes.service
       596ms ssh.service
       542ms snap-chromium-562.mount
       513ms systemd-logind.service
       481ms binfmt-support.service
       462ms dns-clean.service
       442ms blk-availability.service
       436ms dev-loop11.device
       425ms ufw.service
       372ms dev-loop6.device
       361ms dev-loop15.device
       343ms gdm.service
       325ms snap-wine\x2dplatform\x2di386-25.mount
       312ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
       299ms dev-loop13.device
       294ms setvtrgb.service
       272ms snap-core-6130.mount
       256ms boot-efi.mount
       248ms systemd-resolved.service
       219ms snap-wine\x2dplatform\x2di386-23.mount
       208ms [email protected]
       207ms systemd-random-seed.service
       200ms systemd-update-utmp.service
       196ms dev-mapper-ubuntu\x2d\x2dvg\x2dswap_1.swap
       191ms systemd-timesyncd.service
       187ms dev-loop4.device
       181ms speech-dispatcher.service
       176ms [email protected]
       173ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-62E7\x2dA5B2.service
       163ms dev-loop5.device
       146ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
       140ms systemd-journald.service
       125ms colord.service
       103ms dev-loop8.device
       100ms dev-loop14.device
        94ms xinetd.service
        89ms grub-common.service
        77ms dev-loop10.device
        42ms snapd.seeded.service
        37ms systemd-udevd.service
        29ms dev-loop18.device
        27ms kerneloops.service
        26ms virtualbox.service
        24ms snapd.socket
        18ms packagekit.service
        17ms alsa-restore.service
        15ms dev-loop16.device
        14ms dev-loop1.device
        13ms dev-loop3.device
        12ms dev-loop0.device
        12ms dev-loop2.device
        11ms dev-loop9.device
        10ms dev-loop7.device
        10ms dev-loop12.device
         9ms proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.mount
         8ms apport.service
         7ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service
         7ms ureadahead-stop.service
         6ms rtkit-daemon.service
         6ms pppd-dns.service
         6ms console-setup.service
         5ms systemd-backlight@backlight:intel_backlight.service
         4ms systemd-user-sessions.service
         3ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount
         3ms systemd-journal-flush.service
         2ms rsyslog.service
         2ms sys-kernel-config.mount
         1ms postfix.service
         1ms openbsd-inetd.service

Upon doing the same with systemd-analyze critical-chain I received the below results:

       graphical.target @1min 27.232s
        └─xinetd.service @1min 11.939s +94ms
           └─network-online.target @1min 11.935s
              └─NetworkManager-wait-online.service @1min 531ms +11.402s
               └─NetworkManager.service @54.622s +5.907s
                 └─dbus.service @54.541s
                  └─basic.target @54.530s
                   └─sockets.target @54.530s
                    └─snapd.socket @54.505s +24ms
                     └─sysinit.target @54.504s
                      └─apparmor.service @53.336s +1.166s
                       └─local-fs.target @53.331s
                         └─run-user-121.mount @1min 3.281s
                           └─swap.target @53.986s
                            └─dev-mapper-ubuntu\x2d\x2dvg\x2dswap_1.swap @53.789s +196ms
                              └─dev-mapper-ubuntu\x2d\x2dvg\x2dswap_1.device @53.787s

Is there any possibility of enhancing the boot up process as the boot up process interval has deteriorated from seconds to minutes ?

  • I don't have privileges to edit the question Sir so I had to repost it Dec 24, 2018 at 17:08
  • The question which I posted in the first place Sir. The comment asked me to add more details so had to repost it because I don't find a way of editing the question Sir. Dec 24, 2018 at 17:16
  • Are you using NetworkManager or netplan for your network configuration? Edit your question and show me cat /etc/netplan/*.yaml. You also have a lot of snap applications that slow down the boot up.
    – heynnema
    Dec 24, 2018 at 17:20
  • @Kulfy okay great Sir I will ofcourse go through it . Can we please focus on the issue at hand ? Dec 24, 2018 at 17:21
  • The issue at hand is slow boot up... I'm trying to focus on that by starting to ask some relevant questions...
    – heynnema
    Dec 24, 2018 at 17:22


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