[kwlug-disc] debian 5.0 (lenny) install goes faster by moving the mouse?
ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Fri Jun 5 21:00:42 EDT 2009
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If it's already formatted the drive, then it can cache the packages on
the HD. Is the HD spinning when it reads the DVDs all at once?
Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 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?
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