Question About Boot Procedure

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Rocky Bennett
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Question About Boot Procedure

Post by Rocky Bennett »

Hello All,
I am new here, this is my first post. I just performed a clean install of GhostBSD onto a clean SSD on a Lenovo ThinkPad T470p. The ThinkPad has an 8 core Intel i7 CPU and 32 GB of DDR4 RAM with a 512 GB SSD. The install of GhostBSD 21.05.11 is right on the SSD with the standard partition configuration of
[rocky@rocky-ghostbsd-pc ~]$ gpart show
=> 40 1000215136 ada0 GPT (477G)
40 532480 1 efi (260M)
532520 994766848 2 freebsd-zfs (474G)
995299368 4904960 3 freebsd-swap (2.3G)
1000204328 10848 - free - (5.3M)

My question is about the boot procedure. Every single time that I turn on my computer the boot process has to cycle twice through the complete GhostBSD splash screen and the Lenovo splash screen before the laptop arrives at the desktop log in screen. Is this normal? Why does it cycle twice through the whole process, did I install GhostBSD wrong?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Rocky
grahamperrin
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Splash screens and ---<<BOOT>>--- times

Post by grahamperrin »

It's possible for a splash to appear more than once without cycling.

Start or restart the system and take a note of the time.

After the system starts, run:

grep \<BOOT\> /var/log/messages

Paying attention to the times, was there more than one ---<<BOOT>>--- for your one start of the system?

GhostBSD aside, for a moment: I have an old Ergo notebook that presents its Ergo splash screen twice for every one boot of a FreeBSD-based operating system. The second appearance occurs around the time of automated sign in to the desktop environment (the display manager, probably LightDM, is not seen).
Rocky Bennett
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Re: Question About Boot Procedure

Post by Rocky Bennett »

Thank you for the advice. I will do that and report back.
Rocky Bennett
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Re: Question About Boot Procedure

Post by Rocky Bennett »

OK, I just did that little test and there was only one boot for my last boot up. Man, it sure takes a long time for GhostBSD to boot up.

Thanks for the help.
grahamperrin
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GhostBSD slow to boot from SSD?

Post by grahamperrin »

Thanks,
Rocky Bennett wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:00 am … a long time for GhostBSD to boot …
– that surprises me, mainly because I see GhostBSD with OpenRC (naturally) booting faster than FreeBSD.

Like, how long?
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