Disable Ethernet permanently to speed up boot time

Posted by Anwar Shah on Ask Ubuntu See other posts from Ask Ubuntu or by Anwar Shah
Published on 2012-06-11T17:51:23Z Indexed on 2012/06/11 22:47 UTC
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I do not use the wired Ethernet Card. It seems to me that, Ubuntu is always trying in boot time to check the network via eth0, Which consumes some times and I guess this may slow down the boot process a bit. My dmesg output is below (partial)

2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [    1.985592] input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A08:00/LNXVIDEO:01/input/input5
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [    1.985651] ACPI: Video Device [GFX0] (multi-head: yes  rom: no  post: no)
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [    1.985693] [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20080730 for 0000:00:02.0 on minor 0
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [    2.056261] firewire_core: created device fw0: GUID 00023f87af41fd7d, S400
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [    3.710435] EXT4-fs (sda9): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
                                 A big time here.....
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [   13.466642] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [   14.125296] Adding 1050620k swap on /dev/sda6.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1050620k 
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [   14.226952] EXT4-fs (sda9): re-mounted. Opts: (null)
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [   14.335012] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [   14.335091] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: irq 45 for MSI/MSI-X
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [   14.335128] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: setting latency timer to 64
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [   14.346410] input: Ideapad extra buttons as /devices/platform/ideapad/input/input6
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [   14.428551] input: HDA Intel Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input7
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [   14.436958] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [   14.476550] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
2012-06-11 23:06:47 Ubuntu-KDE  kernel  [   14.486385] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device USB 2.0 Camera (04f2:b008)

So, My question is How can I disable the Ethernet card completely, so that kernel will not try to use that?

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