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Booting Fedora 17 In Less Than Three Seconds

Fedora

Published on 31 May 2012 09:53 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
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It's possible to optimize the Fedora 17 boot process to boot the system in less than three seconds. One developer went from a boot time of 15 seconds down to just 2.5 seconds.

Harald Hoyer, a Fedora developer, has written a guide about Fedora 17 Boot Optimization that goes over the steps he did to boot an Intel Core i5 laptop with an SSD in just 2.5 seconds. This was done with an EXT4 file-system, disabling the initramfs, kernel command-line parameters to save time during the kernel initialization process, turning off unneeded Fedora services, disabling SELinux, and making other small tweaks.

This amazing Fedora 17 boot speed comes just a few weeks after talking about a two second boot time with systemd.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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