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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Jun 5 20:38:24 EDT 2009


On Fri, 5 Jun 2009, L.D. Paniak wrote:

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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?

  it gives you the *option* of inserting additional DVDs, but it
doesn't *demand* them.   and, as i seem to have established, if you
don't insert those other DVDs, things are going to go painfully slowly
later, but you will be allowed to proceed.

> 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?

  not long, so i do.

> How much RAM do you have in that machine?

  512M.  so it can't possibly be storing the packages.  so what's it
storing that allows subsequent package configuration to proceed that
much more quickly?

rday
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