El Capital Boot Time 2'30"?!

laonikoss

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 30, 2016
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-- Late 2008 Aluminum full-Body Macbook (13"), with 8GB ram and over 25GB free space --

I updated to El Capitan a while ago, and everything works fine.

My only concern is booting time - I like the fact that now there's a load-bar on boot, under the Apple sign, but I noticed it takes considerably longer to boot than any of my previous installations.

From the moment I hear the "ZZ ZZ" sound (from the CD drive), it takes 10 seconds for the Mac sign to appear (that's because I have windows dual-boot with rEFInd). From the moment the Apple sign appears, the load bar takes over 90 seconds until the log-on screen appears.

From log-on until I can function within the environment (i.e. the mac-bar appears and I can actually click it without the spinning wheel) it takes a further 20-30 seconds.

Total boot time, from the ZZ-ZZ sound until I can click, over 2 minutes 30 seconds.

As far as I can remember, no previous installations too THAT long. Some longer than others, but I was very proud my mac (unlike windows) would boot in approx. 30 seconds from power-on to use.

Is this normal with my mac and el capitan? Can I do something to make it faster? I've tried repairing disks, choosing the mac drive in "startup disk" (system preferences) and rebooting with it, I've tried repairing permissions, resetting PRAM/SMC, but these don't seem to affect boot time that much (if at all).
 

laonikoss

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 30, 2016
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Thanks for the suggestion, here's what came up:

First time I did that, fsck_hfs took 20 seconds, the second time I rebooted in verbose it went in a flash. Not sure if it's relevant.

"Interface snapshots is missing" was an error I got both times, not sure if that's normal.

I get a couple of "no such file" (/etc/rc.server and /etc/rc.installed_cleanup), some "Unexpected payload found for message" notices,

Anything in particular I should be looking for?
 

pedrom

Suspended
Jan 30, 2016
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If you have filevault enabled, one of the drawbacks (the only one) is taking a bit more time to boot.
 
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