Slow boot time

Hi, Garuda is fine, good distro but there is one downside of garuda and that is slow boot. I used garuda-kde-lite months ago and it was just fine that time. however i installed it today again and the boot is very slow. I think this is because of btrfs and zstd( might be) .. but seriously btrfs by default and zstd is not beneficial. I never got my data curropted in ext4 ... ext4 is working perfectly from years for me. garuda claims to be only focused on performance but the starting point( boot time ) itself is extremely slow. I will request the developers to fix this issue. This issue have been raised by many before and is a serious issue. --- Garuda takes many seconds to show the grub bootloader.---
and while installing from a live media.. it not only takes time to show bootloader but also lags in bootloader while os is very smooth. KDE is very smooth .. (NOTE: i also have qtile edition and this issue also exists in qtile)

Startup finished in 9.067s (firmware) + 27.824s (loader) + 6.280s (kernel) + 1.838s (userspace) = 45.010s reached after 1.838s in userspace.
491ms grub-btrfs-snapper.service
422ms systemd-logind.service
419ms dev-sdb2.device
247ms ModemManager.service
231ms systemd-journal-flush.service
179ms udisks2.service
174ms [email protected]
173ms lvm2-monitor.service
138ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
101ms NetworkManager.service
 86ms systemd-remount-fs.service
 84ms systemd-journald.service
 80ms upower.service
 73ms systemd-oomd.service
 72ms systemd-timesyncd.service
 64ms [email protected]:dell::kbd_backlight.service
 57ms systemd-udevd.service
 50ms avahi-daemon.service
 45ms polkit.service
 42ms dbus.service
 38ms boot-efi.mount
 37ms [email protected]\x2duuid-3DDA\x2dFEA1.service
 26ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
 24ms systemd-update-utmp.service
 23ms [email protected]
 21ms wpa_supplicant.service
 21ms systemd-modules-load.service
 12ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
 12ms dev-hugepages.mount
 11ms dev-mqueue.mount
 11ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
 10ms systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service
 10ms sys-kernel-tracing.mount
  9ms systemd-random-seed.service
  9ms kmod-static-nodes.service
  9ms [email protected]
  8ms root.mount
  8ms [email protected]:intel_backlight.service
  8ms srv.mount
  7ms [email protected]
  7ms var-cache.mount
  7ms home.mount
  7ms [email protected]
  6ms var-log.mount
  6ms systemd-sysctl.service
  6ms systemd-rfkill.service
  6ms var-tmp.mount
  6ms linux-modules-cleanup.service
  4ms systemd-user-sessions.service
  3ms rtkit-daemon.service
  2ms tmp.mount
  2ms sys-kernel-config.mount
  2ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount

“You are on your own, we do not provide any support for KDE lite editions!”

Plus you’re missing your garuda-inxi anyway and this should be under the subcategory of unsupported software


haha i expected that. so i will raise another issue.. because i also have garuda qtile and the same problem exists in qtile i think i need to raise an issue for the qtile edition?

This is not in control of Garuda developers. If you are not satisfied, install older versions of GRUB or switch bootloader.


This should be related to the notorious grub problem.
If you garuda-update, you will roll back to the previous grub package and then reinstalling the grub and update-grub should restore the situation.


how to do that ?

well this only happens in garuda linux and not other linux so...

i have used many distros and all rolling distros like garuda and i never had this problem in them.. so this might be in control of garuda...


This is a 100% upstream bug, and it has been recognized as the first severe bug for the GRUB package since a long time, so it makes really no sense to make comparisons with other distros in the past.

Startup finished in 9.081s (firmware) + 4.292s (loader) + 6.361s (kernel) + 2.469s (userspace) = 22.205s reached after 2.469s in userspace.


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hey, thank you for the solution. but i would recommend to update-grub in the next releases just to avoid this problem... in the next release of isos it will be great to not get this problem....

For sure. That's the version in our repo, so it will be in the next releases.

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thank you.. i am just using garuda kde lite edition... because its minimal....qtile is removed days ago... qtile was so much bloated......

Try sway then

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no kde works fine.. is smooth without issues...

i only install those os which is minimal with graphical environment becuase with bloated ones i dont know what is being installed and how are they configured.. in garuda linux i have used qtile for 1 day and kde lite edition for many days.. and still using kde lite

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