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I have Archlinux installed in my netbook. I want to reduce the boot time to less than 10 seconds. Is this possible? Do you have any success in reducing the boot time to a larger extent?

I am aware of the link Arch Improve Boot performance, yet to try it. Is there any other pointers to improve the boot time further? or any success/failure experiences?

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Found a related link. Boot in 5 seconds!!! lwn.net/Articles/299483 –  18bytes Jan 19 '12 at 8:58
    
Same question in another stackexchange site: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/16737/… –  18bytes Jan 19 '12 at 10:30
    
bootchart.org looks interesting. –  18bytes Jan 19 '12 at 13:59
    
Can you be more specific. I can "boot" to /bin/sh in about 1st and xvesa + wm + terminal in about 2s, but I get the feeling you would want more than that. –  technosaurus Mar 14 '12 at 0:08
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Boot time depends enormously on the services you start up. Cutting anything back that you don't need is a big part of the process. Given that you are starting from an Arch linux position, it is very likely that you have already done this, by simply not putting stuff into DAEMONS that you don't need. Consider also doing an lsmod to see what modules are loaded for your hardware and seeing if there are any you don't need.

Another thing you can do is be very aggressive with the start up of those thing that are important.

I think systemd is a good parallel and aggressive init process and is a good starting point for reducing startup times.

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