Christoph Höger wrote:
(1) its UEFIYep that's true. But note that the other netbook tested (lenovo s10) boots in about 20s into XFCE. That gives us a factor of 4 between ssds and hds. Basically that means that a boot time of <20s (to gdm) is definitely possible even on outdated hardware. My question is simply: How do they (the intel developers) reach that boot time without removing all those comfort services (udev etc.)?
(2) rc stuff is parallelized (rc_parallel="YES") during the startup of the rc scripts
(3) /boot lives on the solid state disk and root fs runs in ramdisk