I am noticing very long boot times on my endeavour os install. From pressing power button to getting grub menu takes more than a minute, then 5 seconds on grub and after that the boot process takes additional 3-4 mins. Most of that time it is stuck in "starting arch version " screen. After entering password it takes another minute for system to be usable. I have only one app (xdm) with autostart permission. Here are some data that might be helpful. This is an HDD install with btrfs file system.
Here is the output of systemd-analyze critical-chain. some outputs were in red colour so i indicated them with [red]
The time when unit became active or started is printed after the "@" character.
The time the unit took to start is printed after the "+" character.
graphical.target @1min 59.286s
└─multi-user.target @1min 59.286s
└─smb.service @1min 58.051s +1.233s [red]
└─nmb.service @1min 56.212s +1.833s [red]
└─network-online.target @1min 56.208s
└─wpa_supplicant.service @58.314s +158ms [red]
└─systemd-update-done.service @54.564s +11ms [red]
└─ldconfig.service @49.764s +4.797s [red]
└─run-user-1000.mount @1min 22.681s
Disabled zramd and startup seems a bit better. Also enabled fastboot from bios menu and disabled samba, smb, nmb services. It cut down startup to around a minute and half(seems reasonable for an hdd). Will restart system fea more times to see if the startup is consistent.
I believe this is the main issue. I have KDE Plasma but it boots fine, but I noticed many times after booting it keeps struggling with WiFi connection and cant connect unless I connect and disconnect a few times.
Perhaps it keeps trying to connect during boot and can’t.
Maybe letting it try to connect last thing will help.
After multiple reboots, the startup time seems consistent. I just realized zram is pretty useless for my system as i am yet to run out of ram.
One more issue is that, after pressing the power button it takes about a minute sometimes for grub menu to load. Sometimes it loads instantaneously.
This is much more than the 1000 you mentioned I think.
It is booting a little bit faster, but … OK. I can leave it on for days.
Battling actually to enter BIOS to check. Just to be sure, what should I modify in BIOS?