[kwlug-disc] debian 5.0 (lenny) install goes faster by moving the mouse?

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Fri Jun 5 20:25:59 EDT 2009


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Only the first DVD contains the installer.  The rest just have packages.
Is it asking for all the DVDs after tasksel?  If so, it is probably just
caching the needed packages from the DVDs for installation. How long
does it take to load the other four DVDs?

How much RAM do you have in that machine?

I always go with netinst.

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Jun 2009, L.D. Paniak wrote:
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>> Rob,
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>> When I was (net) installing Lenny on those machines I seem to recall
>> the same thing. Also, I had trouble with the clocks after the
>> install.  Try installing with notsc and nolapic options.
>>
>> I think it was a problem with the onboard networking.  Try
>> installing ubuntu or something with a disk-only installation
>> procedure to compare.
> 
>   well, after a couple of tests, it appears that feeding all 5 DVDs
> into the drive early in the install when it asks me if i have another
> DVD to peruse is the solution.  which inspires the question -- what is
> the install process looking for and keeping track of on those DVDs?
> it can't possible store all of their contents in RAM, but it's clearly
> remembering *something* that allows each package configure step to
> complete quickly.
> 
>   thoughts?
> 
> rday
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