10 seconds boot is already here!

Hardware: Lenovo X200s with Mushkin Europe 2 120GB SSD instead of default Seagate 5000rpm disk. Boot to fully functional (default) Jaunty desktop from cold start (powered off) is less than 30 seconds. If BIOS, grub and kernel/initrd loading are excluded, boot time is less than 10 seconds.



Except the automatic login in gdm there were *no* other changes in Ubuntu.

8 Responses to “10 seconds boot is already here!”

  1. Jared Spurbeck says:

    I have noticed that boot times are a lot faster, even on my notebook!

  2. Tomáš says:

    15 seconds for bios is just horrible (my 4,5 year old laptop is in grub in about 3 seconds)

  3. yelo3 says:

    Can’t figure how: my laptop (2Ghz, 4gb ram, 7200hdd) boots in 45 seconds starting from selecting the OS in grub, to gnome fully loaded with immediate autologin. Why???

  4. nhasian says:

    Wow if you can boot in 10 seconds with Jaunty + SDD, I wonder how fast you will boot Karmic Koala with SDD :) It may boot so fast that the desktop will appear before your finger touches the power button.

  5. Paul Gupta says:

    10 second boot is NOT here.

    Until this is the NORM, not the EXCEPTION (i.e. premium hardware with SSD’s) we do not have 10 second boot!

    That being said, it has gotten faster.

    Just not fast enough!

  6. mattj says:

    Still not fast enough. Go from bios to desktop in <5 seconds and we are talking :P

  7. @Tomas: that’s true; well, i don’t care that much – I restart my laptop just few times during the month.

    @yelo3: your disk isn’t fast enough

    @Paul: What is the norm? Who defines it? Scott’s goal for Karmic (and Karmic+1) is faster boot with not-so-fast SSD in Dell Mini – those SSDs aren’t that much faster than regular hard disks. He wants to boot in 10 seconds. I think at this moment boot on Dell Mini is ~20 seconds. Moving that to 10 seconds will be great achievement. This post showed that 10 seconds is already possible with better hardware that’s already on the market.

  8. m says:

    Canonical should definitely push hardware manufacturers to dump those slow, 1980-like BIOSes (AMI and Phoenix) :/