My laptop is dual-booting Windows 10 and elementary OS.Windows 10 boots to the desktop (Chrome opens instantly) in just 20 seconds (including POST which is only 1 sec) while elementary OS Freya takes about one minute and another 3 seconds to open Chrome.

How can I get fast boot times with elementary OS.

My laptop is a HP Pavilion g7 2269wm with 500GB HDD.

Also there is a lot of time wasted before the elementary logo (about 5 seconds) with no disk activity.

1 Answer 1


On Windows you probably have fastboot enabled, which uses a sort of hibernation to boot faster.

If so, those times make sense: in my case elementary OS boots in around 30 seconds, whereas Windows 10 takes around 15 with fastboot (or around a minute without).

  • Do you have a SSD
    – Suici Doga
    Apr 25, 2016 at 0:57
  • No, standard HDD Apr 25, 2016 at 9:53
  • I have done some optimizing and now I get around 40 seconds.I am wondering if Linux has kernel hibernation feature like Windows 8 and newer
    – Suici Doga
    Apr 25, 2016 at 9:57
  • Not really, although you can enable hibernation. It can be messy however, on my PC I could hibernate just fine as many times as I wanted, but then shutting down would freeze everything. Apr 27, 2016 at 11:03
  • I mean can we have kernel hibernation.
    – Suici Doga
    Apr 27, 2016 at 13:33

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.