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I have been trying to install mandriva 2006 over the weekend from dvd.
I have been experiencing very very slow installs (wait 30mins to select language, then another 30mins to select keyboard type wait 30mins......)
I have tried the dvd on other pc's back home where installation was a breeze and went really quickly, however my main pc seems to install very slowly. (over 2hrs and still looking for packages to install)
I have swaped DVD players with ones from pcs i isntalled with no problems but this has not remedied the situation.
Would be really greatfull for any help as will not be back home till xmas and would really like to get linux set up on the pc i have with me.
The pc spec is -
Geforce 5950 ultra
Lite-On DVD drive (also have a creative dvd-writer which installs very slowly)
Maybe it's the DVD itself? I know linuxcentral had some issues and had to delay shipment, maybe it's just a bad burn. I'm still waiting for my 2006 to arrive so I can't give any more advice as to why installation's taking so long (huge interrupts occuring?).
I'm kinda new to the linux and iso burning world BUT I have noticed the faster I burn an install disc the longer it takes for it to install.for instance if I burn my 2005le discs at 16x it may take 40 mins to install.If I burn them at 4x or 2x the system installs in less then 10 mins?
Maybe your CD drive is defective. I would test that, if you have a spare drive, plug it in and see if that's the problem. Try checking cable connections, make sure the cd drive is not daisy-chained with other stuff on the same power connector. check all connections inside, That's usually a part of a problem.
Yeah ive tried that with 5 different cd / dvd drives.
Im currently using a cd drive that i definatley know works as it has been used to install linux (using same cd's) on a friends pc.
also have tried using a dvd drive that i have isntalled the dvd version of linux on a different computer.
Ive tried your suggestion of the power cables which didnt seem to do anything and ahve also tried all combinations of connecting the cd/dvd drive to the ide cable. (ie as slave to hd, with seperate ide cable set as master / slave / cable select)