Install going to slowwww. 100+ minutes
Like many I am trying to give Yoper's speedy Linux a try.My problem lies in a very slow install at the "please wait 5 - 15 min yoper is installing".It took upwards of an hour and a half and I thought the install was done and rebooted before putting in a user name or root password.It booted fine but i was locked out without a password.I tried to reinstall but did not have the time to wait and cancelled the install.
My question is there any reason for Yoper to install so slow?My comp is as follows
Aopen MK79G w/nforce2
2 x 256mb kingston ddr
20g maxtor ata133 ide hd
(previosly had windows ME but i use cdisk wipe it clean)
artec 16x dvd
artec 52x cd-rw
I have tried both cd drives.Reset the hd jumper from cs to master.
tried reiserfs and 4.tried making two partions,(/ and swap)and three(/ , home, swap)
the install will probably go through if I have a few hours to babysit but there must be a reason for the slowness.Could it be a hd bios setting.I believe i am using auto detect
It seems like the cd light actually rarely lights up vs over activity (rereading).I am not a computer guru by any means,but it seems like it is having a hard time accessing the hard drive(known good tried putting Mandrake on it w/success).
My original cd is a magazine cover disc.Rather then run the check media, I downloaded an iso file.I ran the md5 and burned it at 4x.
It still provides the same results.I still cannot use Qt parted and the install still is very slow.After the "yoper is installing please wait 5-15min" the screen will appear blank after a while (30-40min).It doesn't appear the monitor is sleeping the screen is just blank.It also appears to stop trying to install during this time.I hit the back arrow and the screen comes back.As of yet I have not had the full two ours to babysit and try to complete the install.I tried manually setting the hd specs in the bios and setting it to LBA manually as well.Still no luck.I will keep plugging away.It is a spare drive I am using so I can always switch back to my other O/S's.
Right now I am zero'ing out my drive.I read another article on a failed install and some had luck w/that.
Well no luck with the zeroed drive.I started the install and tired qtParted.I found qtparted is working just veerrrrryyyy slow.It took about six minutes to load the harddrive info and about fifteen minutes to make a root and swap on the 20gig drive.
It sure seems to be a harddrive access problem but I don't know what controls that.My nforce2 board uses twin memory contollers with the two matching ddr rams.If this where the problem I would imagine other nforce2 boards users would have posted a problem.