A few days ago I got a new desktop PC. Everything is new, except the 2 hard drives, which being in good condition, we removed from the old PC and inserted into the new PC. That way I didn't need to reinstall either Windows XP nor Ubuntu Hardy and also didn't need to repair Grub as a Windows XP repair install proved to be unnecessary. All is perfect except that Ubuntu now takes 20 secs. from 'Starting -' to reach the splash screen. I deleted these two lines from fstab as the new PC has no floppy drive and only one cd/dvd drive, but it still takes 20 secs. ........ /dev/scd1 /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0 /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0 (Windows XP loads very fast - in 22/24 secs. to usable desktop) I suppose it's not really a problem as everything else in Ubuntu is fast and smooth - but it does niggle. Any suggestions that I could try ?