View Full Version : Fedora takes ~6 minutes to boot on my ThinkPad!

16th April 2009, 01:48 PM
I have a ThinkPad T43. There are no obvious hardware incompatibilities. Ubuntu boots in under a minute. So does Windows 7 Beta. But Fedora takes over 6 minutes to boot!

Any idea what I can do to speed this up?

I am running an encrypted install, if that makes a difference. (I was doing the same with Ubuntu.)

16th April 2009, 03:03 PM
I know when my computer has a problem like this it's got something to do with the network connection not working. Usually hangs up on sendmail for a while, and the ntp sync, and other network related items.

Good Luck,
Pat Jr.

16th April 2009, 03:37 PM
I will restart and watch closely to see where it hangs. If that proves to be the problem, how can I fix it?

16th April 2009, 05:21 PM
turn unused services off



16th April 2009, 05:33 PM
Okay, the problem seems to be at the beginning. The first thing it does on boot is read the hard drive volumes. I get a couple hundred lines that begin ata1.00: and a lot of errors. After it finishes, the boot process goes pretty quickly. Any idea what is going on?

18th April 2009, 06:05 AM
Well, looks like it was not Fedora, but my hard drive in its death throes.