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Re: Installation Error: OUT-OF-TIME

On my 020 Mac (with PMMU) with 500 mb hd, 16 mhz,  8 mbs ram, 2x  external SCSI
NEC cdrom - using dselect the first couple times, installation easily took two
days. Using apt in combination with dselect, things look much faster (doesn't seem
to go through every package just to ignore it), but I am currently reinstalling
and I started the package installation  over two hours ago. Now you know why this
is a labour of love; and why I want to avoid having to do reinstalls as much as

Michael Schmitz wrote:

> Mitch Thompson wrote:
> > >No, seriously, what time should I expect for a complete installation
> > >on my machine, how much faster would it be if I upgraded to a 68040
> > >with 30MHz ? How long will it take for a base installation with just
> > >X, TeX and gcc (and all dependend packages...) ?
> >
> > I remember when I got my GVP Gforce '030@40MHz...after 5 years at 7MHz I
> > thought it was faster than greased lightning!  I still, 5 years after getting
> > it think it is fast enough for my needs, I don't render, or do any really
> > intensive stuff.  I tried playing MP3's, and it won't do it, but no big deal.
> >
> > When I did the base install of Debian Linux last week, it brought it home how
> > slow it was, especially after having installed RH Linux on my 133MHz Pentium.
> > It took about two hours, if I recall, to do the base install.
> 2 hours for the base install is ridiculous. Even a 030 Mac, 16 MHz, 5 MB
> RAM, with the braindead programmed I/O SCSI desig, does this in slightly
> over one hour.
> Installation of a fullblown system? I'd set it up to unpack all the stuff
> overnight, then answer the config prompts the next morning.
>         Michael
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