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Re: m68k debian-installer call for testers

Stephen R Marenka wrote:
On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 11:40:57PM +0100, Erik C.J. Laan wrote:
I'm still doing that... not waiting for you, but for the machine. I started the "Installing the Debian base system" step around 15:00 local time, and now it is 23:30 and it's at 87% (for the complete last hour). I thought this was due to the machine swapping its guts out, but free tells me a different story:
That's great progress.

To complete the report, it was at 95% when I went to bed at 01:00 at
night (too late), and still at 95% when I rose at 6:00, which was a
shame, because I thought it had hung. But it hadn't. Just switching
console stirred up some activity, and when I went to work at 7:10 I
could skip the "Install a bootloader" step to go to the "Reboot ..."
(don't know the exact wording of both steps). A quick look at console
3 five minutes later (with my coat on) however told me it had restarted installing more packages. When I came home at the end of the day it was asking one more question before the actual reboot happened. Soo: I can't tell how much time it took, but certainly over 12 hours.

I think it's the disk performance. No SCSI-DMA in the Linux/mac68k kernel.... I don't think I can file a bug for that against the

Yep, I hate that.

debian-installer package. I'll let it run overnight, and see what I get once it is installed. Hank mentioned it being less sluggish in another mail to the list. I'm curious.
Sweet, thanks!

I'll wait with starting from the base-installed partition until this weekend, when I have time to install and configure the packages it probably still needs to install in the second phase of the installation. Or is there no second phase anymore? I still haven't seen dselect/tasksel, so I guess there is.

Please file an installation report, however far you get from here.

Is this enough for an installation report, of is there a formal way to do that? It's not that I'm not willing to, I just don't know how to. Or is that done through the BTS?

HTH, Erik.
Erik C.J. Laan				elaan at dds.nl
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