I’m bouncing around the house this morning because I finally trimmed the boot time on my 300Mhz laptop to under 40 seconds!
I deciphered mkinitcpio with the 0.8 installer, and I was able to skim through the hardware detection phase in a fraction of the time. And I found a few more kernel modules that don’t need loading, so that step is shorter too.
I’ll explain more later. For now, I’m too busy patting myself on the back!