How many seconds does it take to boot Raspbian Jessie Lite? I have searched for previous user clocked speeds but could not find any.

I just ordered my first Raspberry Pi Zero and a Kingston 8GB Class 10 UHS-1 Micro SD card.

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My Raspberry Pi Zero running Jessie Lite finishes the boot messages in 4.9 seconds, and allows me to log in after 10 seconds.

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    I installed jessie lite on a slightly overclocked (800 Mhz) B recently and would concur with this. There were some issues the first few times with it trying to work something out with the keyboard and/or locale but a few iterations of raspi-config seemed to solve that.
    – goldilocks
    Jan 22, 2016 at 8:07
  • would you mind posting how you were able to accomplish such a quick boot time? Even when I use my Pi 3, I don't get times like this. I have to edit the cmdline.txt in order to get this type of result Mar 9, 2017 at 18:15
  • @BrettReinhard Using Jessie Lite, disabling wait for LAN and disabling boot to desktop. Mar 10, 2017 at 20:01

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