How fast does your Computer Boot up with Zorin?

All our machines are HDD free for last 8 years :grin:
The first thing I do after getting a laptop is to replace HDD with SSD. It is the best way to accelerate the system along with increasing RAM.

I just remember that I've never enabled Fastboot in BIOS!

Call me an old school and/or nerd :nerd_face: but I love to watch the boot sequence running on a black screen. It gives me a feeling of assurance that the system is working as it should :wink:

Ah, the famous theory of "watched kettle never boils" has been proven itself again :laughing:

But joke aside, I have found that Zoring 15.3 Lite installed on the 10 yeas old Aspire boots much faster than the 5 years old HP. As I said above, Fastboot is disabled for both machines. This observation makes me wonder whether the slow booting is something to do with GNOME shell.

I just wanted to point out that Notepadqq is a good replacement for Notepad++. Apart from missing cute chameleon :lizard: icon, you can customize Notepadqq exactly the same way as Notepad++.

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Rare for me to disagree with you- But I do on this one.
Gnome-shell would not initialize until it was time to start the Desktop. Most of the Boot init has passed at that point. I am using XFCE4, so gnome-shell won't start at all on my machine, unless I specifically command it to.

I would examine systemd, actually. Zorin 15.3 used sysd237. Ubuntu 20.04 used sysd 240, but Zorin 16 beta is using sysd245.4
Systemd 237 did not come with Linux-PAM installed.

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MXLinux boots very fast on my sub-machine (AMD FX8350 + 16GB RAM). Do you think elimination of Systemd is the reason for this?

Thanks for this information.
I've never give it a thought of the version of Systemd.

Ah, yet one more thing I did not know. I have to check this one out!

It could be. Another thing I noticed last night was that the newer systemd packages conflict with systemd-shim.

Yes, where authentication happens, especially prior to user login, things are bound to slow down.

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As @Aravisian said , i have removed snapd ,
Now i wanna ask tht if i will install any snap application from software store , will it be downloaded ? Also will it download "snapd" again ?

I m asking coz i found a application for compressing video n files "handbrake" in software store ,

Thats why i wanna ask , is it ok to download snap application ,
Also i dont want to download "snapd" package

When you uninstall Snap, all the snap packages should also disappear from the software store.


If you install a snap package it has to install snapd in order to run it. Try searching for handbrake combined with apt or dpk? (The depackage extension)... I've not used one in a while so forget the extension.

See my post in the other thread:

Have you tried this app called preload?

preload monitors applications that users run, and by analyzing this
data, predicts what applications users might run, and fetches those
binaries and their dependencies into memory for faster startup times.

Note that installing preload will not make your system boot faster
and that preload is a daemon that runs with root privileges.

It won't help on bootup but startup of old computers.

I have a very old Dell Vostro 1510 laptop (Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T5670) which boots Zorin OS Lite 15.3 in 45 seconds. So I'm pretty happy with that speed. And I have an SSD.


I have not measured the time exactly but W10 takes for ever to load for me compared to Zorin 15.3 Ultimate. I wouldn't say Zorin boots up particularly fast either so it must be a hardware thing, but a very much noticeable difference. I will come back to update this if I remember to take the measurement but I'm really talking about 10~20 minutes until it becomes usable and responsive, where as Zorin is maybe half that.

It's surprising because the specs are not terrible: i5 and 12GB RAM, although HDD. However on another computer (which I'm using now) it's a lot faster (I would say a good 2 full minutes) even though the hardware it's about 5 years older: i7 and 8GB.

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Zorin 15.3 Lite boots up very fast even on the older machines as you described.

But when I clean installed Zorin 16 beta on them, the booting speed became crawling :turtle:

As I have been using computer since DOS 5.0 :nerd_face: I am quite OK with that - but not for my daughter-in-law who only knows computers after Windows XP. I hope this slow booting time will be solved in the projected release version of Zorin 16.

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I usually use a booting time for Zorin 16 (1 - 2 minutes for me) to make my morning double espresso. 10~20 minutes would let me prepare American breakfast :fried_egg: + :fries: instead of Continental one :croissant:

Sounds like the perfect excuse to learn how to cook and eat healthier :smiley:

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Wow, that is too long, in a world of SSDs my old Acer Aspire 3 take 20 seconds to boot into Zorin Os 16 Core with a hard drive.

Actually the booting time for my 9 - 10 years old Acer Aspire is much faster.

My main desktop is a so-called server grade and it has to go through much testing before it boots up. Coming from an old school, I feel more comfortable to take time to startup this over-specked monster :wink:

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The last time I was using Zorin OS, my computer boot into it in 10-seconds. This is actually common for fast computers using SSD drives. But I feel it important to mention that, if using the greatest NVME M.2 drives, like the crazy ones that supposedly do 6000MBPS read, it would probably reduce it to 5-seconds who knows lol.

But its like its already been said in this thread, its not about the speed that it takes to get you there, its about how the computer performs once your in the system that matters. Better living when your computer isn't as slow as a slug and a snail on a side walk. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


If fact, I feel the speed limiting factor exists between monitor and chair. For example, I cannot type as fast as I can think.

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It depends. When you using example menu start with 5 second. Then waiting for loading all stuff it takes some 60 second or more but it is very funny watching how it loading like a hackintosh or apple operative system. I remember Mint was faster but it could change long time don't tried him.