bootchart: It’s gotta be the shoes

Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.

Here’s something I haven’t thought to keep as a record: a bootchart for a default Ubuntu Hardy installation on the ugly little laptop.

This is the full Gnome setup, replete with all the features and doo-dads available to a default Ubuntu installation … running at a whopping 450Mhz. The only non-default setting is the lack of a login prompt.

The boot time, as you can see, doesn’t approach the Debian Gnome desktop on the same machine, so No, Mars, it’s not the hard drive that was giving me that astounding 1:43 boot time.

Of course, that number was measured by Timex, not by bootchart, so as soon as I finish tinkering with this setup, it’s going to be blanked and replaced with another Debian Gnome setup, for a true comparison.

About these ads

0 Responses to “bootchart: It’s gotta be the shoes”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Visit the Wiki!

Some recent desktops

May 6, 2011
Musca 0.9.24 on Crux Linux
150Mhz Pentium 96Mb 8Gb CF

May 14, 2011
IceWM 1.2.37 and Arch Linux
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

Some recent games

Apr. 21, 2011
Oolite on Xubuntu 11.04
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts.

Join 405 other followers


This work is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Please see the About page for details.

Blog Stats

  • 3,959,958 hits



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 405 other followers

%d bloggers like this: