Linux Mint and Kali Linux taking so long to boot


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Mar 1, 2020
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I already had Linux Mint and I installed Kali Linux, everything seemed normal but when i restarted the pc, I realised that both of them were taking 3 minutes to boot while before It were 5 seconds.

Using systemd-analyze time i saw that the userspace was taking 3 minutes, and I "solved" reinstalling the swap partition. But it was still taking so long becouse kernel.
Then i boot the other OS to do the same with the swap partition. But when i returned to the first one, the swap was inactive again, so I can only have it in one OS.

systemd-analyze time (with swap on):
Startup finished in 4.457s (firmware) + 7.134s (loader) + 35.115s (kernel) + 31.179s (userspace) = 1min 17.886s reached after 31.168s in userspace

systemd-analyze time (with swap off):
Startup finished in 4.828s (firmware) + 3.136s (loader) + 35.376s (kernel) + 3min 513ms (userspace) = 3min 43.854s reached after 1min 30.659s in userspace

systemd-analyze blame (with swap on):
29.842s plymouth-quit-wait.service 1.087s systemd-logind.service 601ms upower.service 580ms smartmontools.service 524ms systemd-journald.service 356ms networking.service 311ms dev-nvme0n1p7.device 216ms e2scrub_reap.service 199ms boot-efi.mount 178ms udisks2.service 173ms systemd-udev-trigger.service 114ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-FF3C\x2d63FC.service 104ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-00633ae5\x2de780\x2d4b75\x2daa7d\x2d55f7059bc99a.service 95ms binfmt-support.service 95ms ModemManager.service 87ms NetworkManager.service 79ms [email protected] 76ms accounts-daemon.service 75ms systemd-udevd.service 68ms systemd-journal-flush.service 68ms stunnel4.service 60ms dev-disk-by\x2duuid-81dc674c\x2d8e66\x2d42fe\x2d879c\x2d73cd5b47f49d.swap 52ms systemd-backlight@backlight:intel_backlight.service 48ms pppd-dns.service 47ms rsyslog.service 44ms proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.mount 39ms systemd-rfkill.service 34ms gdm.service 29ms colord.service 29ms plymouth-start.service 23ms home.mount 19ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service 19ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service 17ms plymouth-read-write.service 16ms systemd-remount-fs.service 15ms systemd-random-seed.service 15ms run-rpc_pipefs.mount 12ms [email protected] 11ms systemd-sysusers.service 10ms polkit.service 9ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service 9ms systemd-sysctl.service 9ms wpa_supplicant.service 9ms keyboard-setup.service 9ms systemd-update-utmp.service 8ms systemd-modules-load.service 7ms dev-hugepages.mount 7ms console-setup.service 7ms dev-mqueue.mount 7ms ifupdown-pre.service 7ms systemd-user-sessions.service 6ms nfs-config.service 6ms sys-kernel-debug.mount 5ms kmod-static-nodes.service 4ms rtkit-daemon.service

systemd-analyze blame (with swap off):
296ms dev-nvme0n1p2.device 293ms systemd-logind.service 209ms lightdm.service 209ms plymouth-quit-wait.service 202ms [email protected] 200ms udisks2.service 186ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-08B9\x2dE58B.service 172ms systemd-udev-trigger.service 144ms lvm2-monitor.service 136ms upower.service 133ms ubuntu-system-adjustments.service 129ms gpu-manager.service 128ms NetworkManager.service 123ms ModemManager.service 120ms systemd-journal-flush.service 115ms networkd-dispatcher.service 99ms hddtemp.service 94ms apparmor.service 93ms systemd-timesyncd.service 89ms systemd-resolved.service 89ms accounts-daemon.service 87ms grub-common.service 87ms bluetooth.service 86ms thermald.service 79ms keyboard-setup.service 76ms wpa_supplicant.service 74ms avahi-daemon.service 68ms speech-dispatcher.service 64ms lm-sensors.service 54ms alsa-restore.service 53ms systemd-rfkill.service 49ms systemd-journald.service 48ms rsyslog.service 47ms kerneloops.service 38ms networking.service 38ms pppd-dns.service 35ms [email protected] 33ms systemd-modules-load.service 30ms colord.service 20ms systemd-udevd.service 19ms dns-clean.service 18ms kmod-static-nodes.service 17ms dev-mqueue.mount 17ms nvidia-persistenced.service 17ms dev-hugepages.mount 16ms polkit.service 14ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-0974a8ae\x2d8cab\x2d49a6\x2dab80\x2d6653c9b7d3b1.service 14ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service 14ms ureadahead-stop.service 13ms plymouth-start.service 12ms systemd-sysctl.service 11ms boot-efi.mount 11ms plymouth-read-write.service 10ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service 9ms sys-kernel-debug.mount 9ms tor.service

Kali Linux: 2020.1
Linux Mint: 19.3
Kernel: 5.3.0-40
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And set the right swap-partition in your fstab.
Reinstall the kernel
Thank you for answering, the problema with the swap is solved, but when I try to reinstall de kernel with: sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-image-5.3.0-40-generic.
It throws an error:

Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

sudo update-initramfs -u

Should work

sudo update-initramfs -u

Should work
This is the output:

update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.3.0-40-generic
/usr/sbin/mkinitramfs: 1: /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/ W:: not found
/usr/sbin/mkinitramfs: 2: /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/ W:: not found
/usr/sbin/mkinitramfs: 3: /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/ I:: not found
/usr/sbin/mkinitramfs: 4: /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/ Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting ")")
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-5.3.0-40-generic with 2.

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