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Someone either give me more caffeine or speed time up or -- I started an install of Suse9.2 yesterday @ 9:00 MT time. It's now 12:15 midnight - 15 hours ...
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    12+ hour install --___ ZZZzzzz


    Someone either give me more caffeine or speed time up or --

    I started an install of Suse9.2 yesterday @ 9:00 MT time. It's now 12:15 midnight - 15 hours from the started install time!
    I knew I selected a few extra packages, but is there a shift in the time continuum or something?

    Has anyone else experienced something like this?
    Any suggestions, hints, insults, something?
    I would really like to try out my new AMD64.

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    wow that is a long time i would get pissed and turn off the computer i installed 9.2 in about 2 1/2 hours with all the packages the dvd has dont know about your situation that seems a bit lengthy
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    Re: 12+ hour install --___ ZZZzzzz

    Quote Originally Posted by Chromatic Distortion
    Someone either give me more caffeine or speed time up or --

    I started an install of Suse9.2 yesterday @ 9:00 MT time. It's now 12:15 midnight - 15 hours from the started install time!
    I knew I selected a few extra packages, but is there a shift in the time continuum or something?

    Has anyone else experienced something like this?
    Any suggestions, hints, insults, something?
    I would really like to try out my new AMD64.
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    Re: 12+ hour install --___ ZZZzzzz

    Quote Originally Posted by Chromatic Distortion
    Someone either give me more caffeine or speed time up or --

    I started an install of Suse9.2 yesterday @ 9:00 MT time. It's now 12:15 midnight - 15 hours from the started install time!
    I knew I selected a few extra packages, but is there a shift in the time continuum or something?
    Are you installing it over the network or from disc media? If it's the former, as said before, pick a different mirror. If it's the latter, something else has gone terribly wrong. I've installed SuSE 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3 32 and 64-bit versions dozens of times and never had an install last longer than an hour.
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    Wow... 12 hours is a long time. Last time I installed SuSE, it was something like 2 or 3 hours for a netinstall, and only about 25 minutes when installed off the dvd.

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    It was from DISC!!!! Can time physically bend like this? No matter. I did get pissed and I did turn off the computer, but when I turned it back on, I installed it properly with minimal options possible (with KDE), and it got to working.
    The first time, I was installing about 15GB of compressed packages from DVD. This time, I did only 2GB. It still took 5 hours!

    Does anyone know how I can test my hard drive speed? (I knew I shoulda gone SCSI)

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    Do you have a low-end machine with an old proc? what kind of hard drive?.
    How much ram?
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    If I understood correctly, he's trying to install this on a AMD64. Out of the distro's I've tried, Suse (9.1) had the longest install time, but I can't remember exactly how long. Five hours sounds a bit much, even for 2 gigs... Mepis took 13 minutes to install around 1.2 gigs, Vector took around 10 to install 800 megs, Morphix something like 15 minutes for around 1 g...
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    Do you have a low-end machine with an old proc? what kind of hard drive?.
    How much ram?
    Parts of it are pretty low-end. I've got an IDE hard drive & 256 MB RAM
    Are you talking about /proc as in the filesystem, or something else?

    cat /proc/dma shows:
    4: cascade

    Does this mean anything?

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    Actually, I missed the part where you said you had an AMD_64.

    The only reason I could think of that it would take that long, well it stopped, it must have locked up for who knows what reason.

    If I were you, I would just start over.
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