Articles about boot’

Feb 24, 2008

Ubuntu Readahead boot profiling, and Bootchart

Posted by in Technology, Ubuntu 4 comments

I’ve been messing around, tweaking and poking my system in an attempt to optimise, and speed things up a little. Installing 2Gb RAM has helped, but I’ve also been playing trying to speed up my laptop’s boot time. I stumbled across a cool little application, called bootchart: “boot sequence auditing and chart generator bootchart allows […]


Feb 22, 2008

Ubuntu Usplash

Posted by in Technology, Ubuntu 3 comments

When I first installed Ubuntu, I had a minor problem – well, more of an irritation – whereby the boot up splash screen was blank. The OS booted no problem, but the geek in me likes to see feedback on what’s happening when the OS is booting! Usplash is the application that controls the boot […]