Duffy: Improving the Fedora boot experience
Posted Mar 14, 2013 17:19 UTC (Thu) by farnz
In reply to: Duffy: Improving the Fedora boot experience
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I've actually got a simpler setup that works for me, without a boot menu.
From Windows, holding shift while choosing restart gets me a menu from which I can choose Fedora. It takes about 10 seconds from there (BTRFS on dm-crypt on a slow HDD - so some of the time is eaten up by waiting for the passphrase) to get to the greeter. From Linux, I can either just reboot and end up in Windows, or run a script that just invokes efibootmgr --bootnext 0002 && reboot to reboot back into Fedora.
Windows 8 boots in about 5 seconds, and it takes me around 5 seconds to enter my passphrase for the disk, so I don't think Fedora is doing badly; however, I wouldn't object to ever faster Fedora boots. My ideal would be to get back to the boot time of 8-bit home computers - reboot in under a second, but I appreciate that that's outside Fedora's control due to the 2 second BIOS delay.
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