How to speed up the Ubuntu boot process

There is a quick tool in the GUI for the modification of the start up boot process. But for a more concise editing of the start-up processes, we will use the terminal-based utilities.

1. Install sysv-rc-conf. It is a Perl script boot process tool.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf

This tool can easily configure the boot process and other start-up tasks. Now lets run it:

sudo sysv-rc-conf

From there, you can manually set what processes you want to run at boot-time, by changing the runlevel values. Leaving it blank means it will not be executed at next restart, subsequently.

2. Limit the teletypes. You’ll have to edit the inittab file.

sudo pico /etc/inittab

Comment out tty3 – tty6. Leaving two vts (terminals) would be enough, and most of us don’t even know that exist. Save the file.

Reboot to see the changes!

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