Fedora 36 Boot Time

I am using Fedora 36. The boot time is around 36 seconds.

Is there a way to reduce the time to load?

Most people does not have firmware and loader event.

systemd-analyze blame can give you some insight. Also, systemd-analyze critical-chain, and for more details systemd-analyze plot > graph.svg

1 Like

what is dnf-makecache.service? can i remove it? i have asked another person but he does not have it.

Could you please post the output of systemd-analyze critical-chain?

It shows this:

graphical.target @32.467s
└─multi-user.target @32.466s
  └─plymouth-quit-wait.service @11.699s +20.751s
    └─systemd-user-sessions.service @11.671s +25ms
      └─remote-fs.target @11.668s
        └─remote-fs-pre.target @11.667s
          └─nfs-client.target @5.457s
            └─gssproxy.service @5.433s +23ms
              └─network.target @5.429s
                └─wpa_supplicant.service @6.052s +9ms
                  └─dbus-broker.service @2.464s +86ms
                    └─dbus.socket @2.410s
                      └─sysinit.target @2.407s
                        └─systemd-update-utmp.service @2.387s +17ms
                          └─auditd.service @2.346s +39ms
                            └─systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service @2.291s +52ms
                              └─import-state.service @2.255s +34ms

plymouth-quit-wait is waiting for a long time. I’m not sure plymouth is the issue here. It could be just running in parallel for something else and waiting.

You can run systemd-analyze plot > ~/image.svg, and open the image.svg file in your home folder in firefox to see more details of what’s taking that long. If you want so share the SVG file, you can copy the content, and share it with https://paste.centos.org/

Do you have a slow hard drive or a slow computer in general? inxi -Fzx may give us some insight.

1 Like

If you have an SSD that’s definitely not normal, if you’re booting off a HDD, it’s possible this is the bottleneck. On a 2009 iMac I had, the boot process of Linux Mint took 1.5 minutes.
EDIT: plymouth-quit wait just waits for Plymouth service to quit. It doesn’t affect boot time. Also, I don’t know about you, but I can’t live without fancy boot animations…

1 Like