[kwlug-disc] previous debian install problem might have been HW-related

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Mon Jun 8 07:54:23 EDT 2009

  having given up on trying to install debian (5.0.1) on one of my
laptops because it just took forever, i finally did the smart thing
and grabbed another laptop off the shelf.  this one seems to be
installing just fine as we speak.  so i guess it was some weird
hardware problem.

  however, if memory serves, the first couple test installs on the
original laptop worked fine, and only *then* did subsequent test
installs slow down.  so i'm going to do a couple more test installs on
this one just to verify that nothing changes.  (is it possible that
the install itself messes with some low-level settings that screws up
subsequent installs?)


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