Is this normal startup?

We have an older laptop that we use for travel. I just installed Lubuntu 18.043 LTS, release 18.04. The desktop works fine, it just takes a long time to load. The first screen to appear is lines of code starting with [303.324164] atomic-helper-wait-for-flip-done … The GRUB screen appears about 30 seconds after power up. Then a black blank screen appears. At 90 seconds after power up, another screen with more code appears starting with [51.273861] update_load_avg … At 150 seconds, the screen goes black and blank. At 230 seconds, the desktop appears. This is a dual boot installation with Windows Vista, we regularly use a program that does not work on Linux. We have 1014 Mb of RAM.
Is this a normal startup process for Lubuntu?

No before grub appears on-screen is related to your laptop configuration options, or hardware-health as 30 seconds is a long time unless you have thorough POST/ram tests or something being done. Loading grub's first stage is 512 bytes (characters) read off disk (one sector or MBR), which points to the menu elsewhere on disk inside a partition (/boot/grub/) but this should still occur within a fraction of a second unless you have configuration, unusual hardware issues or problems. (I am assuming legacy and not UEFI boot)

I would check SMART health (smart monitoring analysis & reporting technology) built into all but the cheapest hdd/ssd’s. I’d boot a ‘live’ system to read the data (smartctl, gnome-disks or whatever program you prefer available on whatever OS you use). You might discovered you disk is failing causing the low-performance & this is your warning to get any wanted data off it before it dies…

I just did a phone stop-watch timing of the boot-up of my ibm thinkpad t43 (pentium m, 1.5gb ram) and it took ~50 seconds to get to login screen from first disk activity (I don’t have grub active as I only have Lubuntu 18.04 on it). I didn’t time further as I’d have to enter password & stop-watch timing would be pretty meaningless…

Yes 1gb is very limited ram, but I’d check your BIOS setup & look at your hardware health (if vista works well; use it to view your SMART data as it could be on a good part of the disk, but lubuntu was installed to the could-be-growing bad part hence is slower… but this is guess. More details about your hardware may provide other clues instead of just pure-guesses. My 2c

I ran the Windows “Disk Check” and it returned 0 errors and made 0 repairs.

Here is result of the lshw.text.

computer
description: Portable Computer
product: Inspiron 1525
vendor: Dell Inc.
serial: [REMOVED]
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4
configuration: boot=normal chassis=portable uuid=[REMOVED]
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: 0WP007
vendor: Dell Inc.
physical id: 0
serial: [REMOVED]
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Dell Inc.
physical id: 0
version: A17
date: 10/27/2009
size: 64KiB
capacity: 1984KiB
capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect int13floppy720 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp smartbattery biosbootspecification netboot
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: Intel® Pentium® Dual CPU T2330 @ 1.60GHz
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 400
bus info: cpu@0
version: 6.15.13
serial: [REMOVED]
slot: Microprocessor
size: 1108MHz
capacity: 1600MHz
width: 64 bits
clock: 133MHz
capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts cpuid aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm pti dtherm cpufreq
configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 id=0 threads=2
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 700
size: 32KiB
capacity: 32KiB
capabilities: internal write-back data
configuration: level=1
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 701
size: 1MiB
capacity: 1MiB
clock: 66MHz (15.0ns)
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified
configuration: level=2
*-logicalcpu:0
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 0.1
width: 64 bits
capabilities: logical
*-logicalcpu:1
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 0.2
width: 64 bits
capabilities: logical
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: 1000
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 1GiB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
product: HYMP564S64CP6-Y5
vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
physical id: 0
serial: [REMOVED]
slot: DIMM_A
size: 512MiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
*-bank:1
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
product: HYMP564S64CP6-Y5
vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
physical id: 1
serial: [REMOVED]
slot: DIMM_B
size: 512MiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 0c
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-display:0
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 0c
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
resources: irq:16 memory:fea00000-feafffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:eff8(size=8) memory:c0000-dffff
*-display:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Display controller
product: Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary)
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
version: 0c
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:feb00000-febfffff
*-usb:0
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1a
bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:20 ioport:6f20(size=32)
*-usbhost
product: UHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 4.15.0-60-generic uhci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@3
logical name: usb3
version: 4.15
capabilities: usb-1.10
configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s
*-usb:1
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1a.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.1
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:21 ioport:6f00(size=32)
*-usbhost
product: UHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 4.15.0-60-generic uhci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@4
logical name: usb4
version: 4.15
capabilities: usb-1.10
configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s
*-usb:2
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1a.7
bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.7
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
resources: irq:22 memory:fed1c400-fed1c7ff
*-usbhost
product: EHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 4.15.0-60-generic ehci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@1
logical name: usb1
version: 4.15
capabilities: usb-2.00
configuration: driver=hub slots=4 speed=480Mbit/s
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1b
bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
version: 02
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
resources: irq:26 memory:fe9fc000-fe9fffff
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:16 ioport:d000(size=4096) memory:fe800000-fe8fffff ioport:40000000(size=2097152)
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
logical name: enp9s0
version: 12
serial: [REMOVED]
capacity: 100Mbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.30 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
resources: irq:24 memory:fe8fc000-fe8fffff ioport:de00(size=256)
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:17 ioport:2000(size=4096) memory:fe700000-fe7fffff ioport:40200000(size=2097152)
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
vendor: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
logical name: wlp11s0
version: 01
serial: [REMOVED]
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=6.30.223.271 (r587334) latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
resources: irq:17 memory:fe7fc000-fe7fffff
*-pci:2
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c.4
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.4
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:16 ioport:c000(size=4096) memory:fe400000-fe6fffff ioport:f0000000(size=2097152)
*-usb:3
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:20 ioport:6f80(size=32)
*-usbhost
product: UHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 4.15.0-60-generic uhci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@5
logical name: usb5
version: 4.15
capabilities: usb-1.10
configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s
*-usb:4
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:21 ioport:6f60(size=32)
*-usbhost
product: UHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 4.15.0-60-generic uhci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@6
logical name: usb6
version: 4.15
capabilities: usb-1.10
configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s
*-usb:5
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:22 ioport:6f40(size=32)
*-usbhost
product: UHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 4.15.0-60-generic uhci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@7
logical name: usb7
version: 4.15
capabilities: usb-1.10
configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s
*-usb:6
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.7
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
resources: irq:20 memory:fed1c000-fed1c3ff
*-usbhost
product: EHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 4.15.0-60-generic ehci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@2
logical name: usb2
version: 4.15
capabilities: usb-2.00
configuration: driver=hub slots=6 speed=480Mbit/s
*-pci:3
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1e
bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
version: f2
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
resources: memory:fe300000-fe3fffff
*-firewire
description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
product: R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
physical id: 9
bus info: pci@0000:02:09.0
version: 05
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm ohci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=firewire_ohci latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=2
resources: irq:16 memory:fe3ff800-fe3fffff
*-generic:0
description: SD Host controller
product: R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter
vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
physical id: 9.1
bus info: pci@0000:02:09.1
version: 22
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=sdhci-pci latency=64
resources: irq:18 memory:fe3ff500-fe3ff5ff
*-generic:1
description: System peripheral
product: R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter
vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
physical id: 9.2
bus info: pci@0000:02:09.2
version: 12
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=r592 latency=64
resources: irq:18 memory:fe3ff600-fe3ff6ff
*-generic:2
description: System peripheral
product: xD-Picture Card Controller
vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
physical id: 9.3
bus info: pci@0000:02:09.3
version: 12
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=r852 latency=64
resources: irq:18 memory:fe3ff700-fe3ff7ff
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: 82801HM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=lpc_ich latency=0
resources: irq:0
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide isa_compatibility_mode_controller__supports_both_channels_switched_to_pci_native_mode__supports_bus_mastering bus_master
configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
resources: irq:16 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:6fa0(size=16)
*-storage
description: SATA controller
product: 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: storage msi pm ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
resources: irq:25 ioport:6eb0(size=8) ioport:6eb8(size=4) ioport:6ec0(size=8) ioport:6ec8(size=4) ioport:6ee0(size=32) memory:fe9fb800-fe9fbfff
*-serial UNCLAIMED
description: SMBus
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:fe9fb700-fe9fb7ff ioport:10c0(size=32)
*-scsi:0
physical id: 1
logical name: scsi0
capabilities: emulated
*-cdrom
description: DVD writer
product: DVD±RW AD-5560A
vendor: Optiarc
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: DD11
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-scsi:1
physical id: 2
logical name: scsi2
capabilities: emulated
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: ST980811AS
vendor: Seagate
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: E
serial: [REMOVED]
size: 74GiB (80GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512 signature=00000080
*-volume:0
description: Windows FAT volume
vendor: Dell 8.0
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
version: FAT16
serial: [REMOVED]
size: 39MiB
capacity: 39MiB
capabilities: primary fat initialized
configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat label=DellUtility
*-volume:1
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
version: 3.1
serial: [REMOVED]
size: 43GiB
capacity: 43GiB
capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2019-08-17 23:38:02 filesystem=ntfs modified_by_chkdsk=true mounted_on_nt4=true resize_log_file=true state=dirty upgrade_on_mount=true
*-volume:2
description: Extended partition
physical id: 3
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,3
logical name: /dev/sda3
size: 31GiB
capacity: 31GiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
logical name: /
version: 1.0
serial: [REMOVED]
size: 31GiB
capacity: 31GiB
capabilities: journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover 64bit extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2019-08-31 07:18:39 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2019-09-06 08:16:54 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2019-09-06 08:17:00 state=mounted
*-battery
product: DELL 00
vendor: Sanyo
physical id: 1
slot: Sys. Battery Bay
capacity: 44000mWh
configuration: voltage=11.1V

I changed the BIOS boot order and now the GRUB screen appears within several seconds on power up! It still takes about 200 seconds; with a blank page, a page of code and another blank page, from power up for the desktop to appear.

Please open a terminal, execute (copy&paste):

{ systemd-analyze blame; systemd-analyze critical-chain } > boot.txt

and then post the content of the file boot.txt.

You can also create a graphic with:

systemd-analyze plot > boot.svg

bill@Inspiron-3847:~$ sudo systemd-analyze blame; systemd-analyze critical-chain > boot.txt
[sudo] password for bill:
21.585s plymouth-quit-wait.service
8.760s dev-sda6.device
7.221s snapd.service
6.776s udisks2.service
6.506s NetworkManager.service
6.002s accounts-daemon.service
5.895s systemd-journal-flush.service
5.771s networkd-dispatcher.service
5.669s ModemManager.service
5.342s gpu-manager.service
5.084s polkit.service
5.042s dev-loop9.device
4.293s dev-loop10.device
4.104s dev-loop8.device
3.734s dev-loop11.device
3.450s fwupd.service
3.299s dev-loop5.device
3.149s dev-loop2.device
3.027s dev-loop4.device
3.018s dev-loop7.device
2.996s dev-loop3.device
2.879s dev-loop6.device
2.844s dev-loop1.device
lines 1-23
I hope that this is the information you asked for.

2.818s dev-loop0.device
2.490s ufw.service
2.050s wpa_supplicant.service
1.980s thermald.service
1.716s grub-common.service
1.565s apparmor.service
1.518s systemd-udevd.service
1.507s systemd-modules-load.service
1.431s systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-90F6\x2dAEDB.service
1.075s networking.service
988ms rsyslog.service
968ms systemd-logind.service
956ms pppd-dns.service
899ms systemd-rfkill.service

remaining lines of .txt that were not copied

If we compare my request:

{ systemd-analyze blame; systemd-analyze critical-chain } > boot.txt

with your version:

sudo systemd-analyze blame; systemd-analyze critical-chain > boot.txt

It is not really the same. But there is a gap between dev-sda6.device and plymouth-quit-wait.service. And you have a lot of dev-loop\d+.device entries.

You can check it with:

systemctl status plymouth-quit-wait.service
systemctl status dev-sda6.device

Maybe there is some error message.

And check also that the UUIDs and mountpoints in cat /etc/fstab are the same as in lsblk -f.

bill@bill-Inspiron-1525:~$ systemctl status plymouth-quit-wait.service

● plymouth-quit-wait.service - Hold until boot process finishes up

Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/plymouth-quit-wait.service; static; vendo

Active: inactive (dead) since Sun 2019-09-08 07:04:27 EDT; 7min ago

Process: 535 ExecStart=/bin/plymouth --wait (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

Main PID: 535 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

Sep 08 07:02:59 bill-Inspiron-1525 systemd[1]: Starting Hold until boot process

Sep 08 07:04:27 bill-Inspiron-1525 systemd[1]: Started Hold until boot process f

lines 1-8/8 (END)

ill@bill-Inspiron-1525:~$ systemctl status dev-sda6.device
● dev-sda6.device
Loaded: loaded
Active: inactive (dead)
bill@bill-Inspiron-1525:~$

ill@bill-Inspiron-1525:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use ‘blkid’ to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
#
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=a2b172f8-e190-482f-897c-f9363ad6f78e / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/swapfile none swap sw 0 0
bill@bill-Inspiron-1525:~$

bill@bill-Inspiron-1525:~$ lsblk -f
NAME   FSTYPE LABEL       UUID                                 MOUNTPOINT
sda                                                            
├─sda1 vfat   DellUtility 07D7-0615                            
├─sda2 ntfs               E2C05959C05934CF                     
├─sda3                                                         
└─sda5 ext4               a2b172f8-e190-482f-897c-f9363ad6f78e /
sr0                                                            
bill@bill-Inspiron-1525:~$ 

Thank you, hope this helps.

Your /etc/fstab looks good, there is no problem.
It is strange, that it is loading a dev-sda6.device, but you don’t have a device /dev/sda6.

Please post systemd-analyze critical-chain, then we see where you “loose” time.

And post also the errors during the last boot: journalctl -xb -p err

The forum will not allow me to post the text of your requests, something about only 2 names. I can upload screen shots of the terminal if that would work for you.

It shouldn’t be a problem to copy&paste text and then post it. But it might be, that your level here in the forum is not high enough.

As an alternative, you can upload to a paste service and share the links here:

systemd-analyze critical-chain | pastebinit
journalctl -xb -p err | pastebinit

http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/6WNTR4Xdst/

http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/CBScNz2N9q/

Let’s try this, Thank you!

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I see two intervals in the first paste, where your system is blocked: At the beginning the system is waiting/blocked about 42 seconds and after systemd-user-sessions.service another ~90 seconds.

In the second paste, I see a lot of flip_done timed out errors. There seems to be a fix via a kernel boot parameter as follows (please use copy and paste of the input/code to avoid errors):

  1. Edit the file /etc/default/grub: VISUAL=leafpad sudoedit /etc/default/grub

  2. Replace the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
    with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash video=SVIDEO-1:d"

  3. Save and close the editor

  4. Update your Grub configuration: sudo update-grub

  5. Reboot

This might speed up your boot.

And if something is unclear, please ask here first.

PS: A launchpad bug

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Thank you so much for your patience and knowledge. The time between the GRUB screen and the login window is now 42 seconds! Now to begin a new post on enabling the Broadcom wifi card.

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