[kwlug-disc] debian 5.0 (lenny) install goes faster by moving the mouse?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Jun 5 16:04:17 EDT 2009
On Fri, 5 Jun 2009, Adam Glauser wrote:
> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > just did another test on this and, weirdly, even text mode now
> > configures packages during install excruciatingly slowly. right now,
> > the install progress bar is at 71%, "Configuring ftp". it's been
> > there for the last 45 seconds. and now, i press ENTER a few times ...
> > zoom! and i hold down the ENTER key, it just smokes along. that's
> > just weird. and thoroughly annoying.
> Sounds like the Debian installer requirements need to add "a
> paperweight" to the list :)
actually, something just occurred to me. yesterday, just to be
pedantic, when asked, i said, yes, yes, i have more DVDS and, one at a
time, fed each of the five DVDs into the drive, even though i didn't
appear to need anything off of anything but the first DVD. today,
i just installed off the first DVD and ignored the rest entirely.
could that be it? what is it that's being done with those other 4
DVDs? is the install process collecting information off of them that
would speed up the package configuration process? i'm going to test
that a bit later.
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry.
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