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my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:35 pm
by Palladini921
This is video of my computer starting Up. on Start up, I just pressed the start button and let it go. I started recording just as it came off grub and started loading Linux. This a video of my computer and how it loads Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Cinnamon. The Computer also has Windows 7 Pro, available from Grub. It is an ASUS P6P87 MB with and Intel I7 CPU, 16 GB RAM, 4 TB Hard Drives over 4 - 1 TB drives and 2 Graphics cards hooked by SLI
https://youtu.be/M6DlAb6mvnM

Solved See my last post on page 2 for explanation.

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:14 pm
by NoWinBob
Just a thought here:have you tried booting it up with only the drive that has Linux it hooked up?

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:47 pm
by jimallyn
There's a program you can install that records how long each step of the boot process takes, and writes it to a file in your home directory. But for the life of me, I can't remember the name of it. Somebody here will know.

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:59 pm
by D-man
Maybe trying

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systemd-analyze blame
will be helpful?

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:29 am
by Palladini921

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systemd-analyze blame
         13.480s dev-sdb5.device
         12.347s lvm2-monitor.service
         10.885s systemd-udevd.service
         10.649s systemd-sysctl.service
          9.554s NetworkManager-wait-online.service
          3.551s keyboard-setup.service
          2.591s alsa-restore.service
          2.590s loadcpufreq.service
          2.159s apt-daily-upgrade.service
          2.026s virtualbox-guest-utils.service
          1.969s NetworkManager.service
          1.886s ModemManager.service
          1.756s accounts-daemon.service
          1.178s systemd-modules-load.service
          1.123s binfmt-support.service
          1.007s systemd-rfkill.service
          1.005s polkitd.service
           943ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
           917ms dev-hugepages.mount
           912ms console-kit-log-system-start.service
           905ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
           846ms dev-mqueue.mount
           827ms irqbalance.service
lines 1-23

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:25 am
by greerd
jimallyn wrote:There's a program you can install that records how long each step of the boot process takes, and writes it to a file in your home directory. But for the life of me, I can't remember the name of it. Somebody here will know.
pybootchartgui ?

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:32 am
by Laurent85
The boot sequence shows lot of errors from drive sdb, that's an hardware issue.

Boot a live session from a Mint live usb stick, open a terminal to install bisnext :

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cematinla/bisnext
apt update
apt install bisnext --install-recommends
sudo bisnext --ctags --pastebin
See first line of the report, provide the link which reads bisnext report id xxx also available at https://paste.debian.net/xxx

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:34 am
by austin.texas
Maybe there is a problem with /dev/sdb5 ?
Post the result of

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lsblk -f
and

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cat /etc/fstab
Does Windows also take a long time to boot?

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:00 pm
by freddy58

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$ lsblk -f
NAME   FSTYPE LABEL       UUID                                 MOUNTPOINT
sdd                                                            
└─sdd1 vfat   BOSS_BR-600                                      /media/palladini/
sdb                                                            
├─sdb2                                                         
├─sdb5 ext4               7255af83-be9e-4f96-89d7-76923db86c36 /media/palladini/
├─sdb1 ntfs               CC4C8AD94C8ABE28                     /media/palladini/
└─sdb6 swap               2130289c-f9d8-4645-8d8c-2b74410536a7 
sr0                                                            
sdg    vfat               7C71-18BE                            /media/palladini/
sda                                                            
├─sda2                                                         
└─sda1 ext4               e5cd438e-a56f-4652-b517-e95cf6b02e6d /
sr1                                                            
sdh

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:03 pm
by freddy58

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$ 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).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=e5cd438e-a56f-4652-b517-e95cf6b02e6d /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=6d1ed0d2-b428-4fa4-bd5b-7252dd783337 none            swap    sw              0       0
And yes as of today, I am running Linux on separate Hard drive and it still starts the same way

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:41 pm
by austin.texas
Your fstab is trying to mount /dev/sda5 as a swap partition, but no such partition exists. That is why there is a delay.
Open the file in your text editor,

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gksudo xed /etc/fstab
and put a # in front of that line:
# UUID=6d1ed0d2-b428-4fa4-bd5b-7252dd783337 none swap sw 0 0

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:47 am
by ColdBootII
I myself wonder what went wrong with the Network Manager. On OP's machine, it takes over 9s to load with 18.2. On my over 7s with 18.1, whereas booting kernel and userspace was taking 5-6s on aggregate just a few days back???

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:36 pm
by Palladini921

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/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).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=e5cd438e-a56f-4652-b517-e95cf6b02e6d /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=6d1ed0d2-b428-4fa4-bd5b-7252dd783337 none            swap    sw              0       0

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:37 pm
by Palladini921
And just so no one gets confused here Freddy58 is me, signed in as another user

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:56 pm
by Flemur
ColdBootII wrote:...Network Manager. On OP's machine, it takes over 9s to load
Each un-mountable disk (e.g. /dev/sda5) will add 1.5 minutes to the boot time, but OP also has the "every process listed in "blame" takes 10 to 20 times as long to start as it should" syndrome, which I see in this forum pretty often, but have never seen a solution to, except to not use 18.x. (but that doesn't mean there isn't a different solution!)

Edit:
OP, comment out the "swap" line in /etc/fstab and disconnect your other drives; then see how it boots.

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:58 pm
by ColdBootII
Flemur wrote:
ColdBootII wrote:...Network Manager. On OP's machine, it takes over 9s to load
Each un-mountable disk (e.g. /dev/sda5) will add 1.5 minutes to the boot time, but OP also has the "every process listed in "blame" takes 10 to 20 times as long to start as it should" syndrome, which I see in this forum pretty often, but have never seen a solution to, except to not use 18.x. (but that doesn't mean there isn't a different solution!)
Apologies, I didn't mean to hijack the thread, just couldn't help commenting what I've seen in OP's figures.

For, what it's worth, if this was an upgrade from 18.1 done for upgrade's sake purely, I would consider downgrading back to the previous version whatever it was.

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:06 am
by Palladini921
Even as I type this, I am uploading a video to Youtube I shot this morning, with my Video Camera mounted on Tripod this time when I started up the Machine I will post a Link to it once it up there and viewable. But one more question to ask, does anybody else's computer start up similar?

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:07 pm
by Palladini921
Here is new more steady Video. What I have in my Computer box is 3 1 TB Hard drives, no Raid , no need for it. I have 2 External drives, one I have to figure out what is wrong with it and this one I cannot mount
https://youtu.be/euIQ2ti4om8

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:25 pm
by greerd
I hesitate to butt in here but you mentioned in another topic that you dual boot with win7, do you have any quick start feature turned off in windows?

Also your swap partition has changed since you installed Mint, lsblk says its on sdb6 but fstab says it was installed on sdb5, with the wrong uuid.

I would disconnect any external devices for testing, fix /etc/fstab's swap uuid to match the swap uuid from lsblk, and try booting again.

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:05 pm
by JerryF
freddy58 wrote:$ lsblk -f
NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID MOUNTPOINT
sdd
└─sdd1 vfat BOSS_BR-600 /media/palladini/
sdb
├─sdb2
├─sdb5 ext4 7255af83-be9e-4f96-89d7-76923db86c36 /media/palladini/
├─sdb1 ntfs CC4C8AD94C8ABE28 /media/palladini/
└─sdb6 swap 2130289c-f9d8-4645-8d8c-2b74410536a7
sr0
sdg vfat 7C71-18BE /media/palladini/
sda
├─sda2
└─sda1 ext4 e5cd438e-a56f-4652-b517-e95cf6b02e6d /
sr1
sdh
Are you the original poster with two accounts?