Speed up your 10.3.2 Boot Time

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Wes, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Easily, really. Apple just 'forgot' something... Enter this into the terminal:

    sudo ln -s /System/Library/Extensions/BootCache.kext/Contents/Resources/BootCacheControl /usr/sbin/BootCacheControl

    After doing it, you'll have to restart at least twice to see the effect. (Explanation: Mac OS X expects the BootCacheControl in /usr/sbin/, but Apple has either put it into the wrong place or it isn't automatically created.) This macosx.com thread lays out how it works and what to do. (But you can really just do what the bold line says.)

    (I have run this but haven't gone through the required two boots for it to take effect)
     
  2. herrmill macrumors member

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    Speed up your 10.3.2 Boot Time

    I works very well once you've completed your restarts. :D

    Now if I can only find out why I have some many crashes on Safari...

    15.2 1.25ghz PB, 512 RAM
     
  3. Bmode macrumors regular

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    Serious newbie response?

    Sorry, I've never used Terminal.

    Enter the text then what? Do I overwrite the exsisting text? Save it as what and where? Main window? Open this file when Terminal starts up?

    thanks.
     
  4. slipper macrumors 68000

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    pardon me but this noob needs help. i went thru the procedures and it took me to a screen with a whole bunch of scripts and the last line reads...'logout [process completed]'. now i restart the computer twice correct? well i restarted twice and it didnt seem to speed up anything.
     
  5. Wes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The process is this, copy the above text.

    Go to Applications, Utilities, Terminal

    It'll say something like:

    Last login: Sat Jan 3 17:06:12 on ttyp1
    Welcome to Darwin!
    [Your-Computer:~] Yourname%

    Then just paste the text (Command-v) and press enter, wait a second and quit terminal, all done.
     
  6. Bmode macrumors regular

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    Slipper... It sounds like you do as well?

    Thank you Wes, your gentleman and a scholar.
     
  7. Wes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sadly, I forgot one crucial part, it will ask you for your password, type it in, press enter, then quit.

    :rolleyes: THAT will do it
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Wes, if this stuffs up my Mac in any way I'm coming for you! :eek: :D
     
  9. encro macrumors 6502

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    Note that there should be a space inserted right before /usr/sbin/BootCacheControl

    so it should look like this (one line):
    Code:
    sudo ln -s /System/Library/Extensions/BootCache.kext/Contents/Resources/BootCacheControl /usr/sbin/BootCacheControl
    [Press Return]
    Enter Password at request.
     
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  11. tj2001 macrumors regular

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    I ran the command, exited terminal and restarted back 2 back... seems to work flawlessly! I definitely seen the boot time increase!

    Thanks :D
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Lucky for you Wes boi, it seems to have worked, you can stop looking over your sholder now :eek: ;) thx mate :)
     
  13. Wes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Great to hear all these positive replies :).

    1300th Post!
     
  14. slipper macrumors 68000

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    WTF!

    yo, i restarted, and it brought me to a command line, no clean bootup, i was stuck, then i typed logout, and it started into mac OS.
    i want it back to the pretty way, where i dont have to click anything, and its pretty gui not terminal style. please how do i undo this
    thanks
    Andreas
     
  16. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    just a warning, you need to revert this when future security and and OS updates arrive
     
  18. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, the installer also doubles as an UNinstaller. I saved it in my home folder for future use.
     
  19. dornball macrumors member

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    yeah, this really improved my total start up time. it hink it went from 1:20 (from sound to desktop) to about 45 seconds.

    wow.

    -dornball
     
  20. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    The application I posted or the terminal stuff?
     
  21. stoid macrumors 601

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    WOOHOO!!

    I went from almost 2 minutes, to just over 1 minute!! YAY!
     
  22. dornball macrumors member

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    the terminal stuff. it worked great.
    though i confess, that i don't know how to "undo" it. which it seems like i will need to know how to undo it in order to move on to 10.3.3.

    -dornball
     
  23. beefcake macrumors 6502

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    very nice

    now I just need a terminal command to make my computer run cooler without the fan coming on

    /usr/lawsOfThermoDynamics/off
     
  24. Johnboy macrumors newbie

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    OK, Now how do I revert this back if i need to? Anybody know? It is faster but it seems like it is skipping doing some stuff. Is that the case or no? Is it skipping doing things that it should be doing. Just curious.
     

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