LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-28-2004, 02:42 PM   #1
muxman
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 203

Rep: Reputation: 32
Sarge CD install question


Has anyone tried installing just from a cd without internet? I've tried it and of course apt gets the packages faster that way but it seems that the setup of those packages is slower? It gets to a package and hangs there for a long time, sometime for about 10 minutes or more on a single package. I'm trying to install with the first 2 cds of sarge that I just downloaded. I set the cd as the apt sources and I'm trying to install from there. I'm using the 2.6.5-1 kernel. Maybe it's something with this kernel that is so slow. I'm going to try another kernel for the install. This is not a good setup here since it is taking hours to do an install with just the base install and a basic X setup. The base install is done very fast. After that I go into aptitude and select packages. From there it takes a couple hours to setup the system with some packages hanging and taking a very long time to setup. Before when I used apt and ftp sources it didn't take this long, but I also used the default 2.4 kernel for that install as well.

Any thoughts anyone? Anyone have a similar problem? How did you get around it?
 
Old 05-28-2004, 04:39 PM   #2
utanja
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Europe:Salzburg Austria USA:Orlando,Florida;
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 643

Rep: Reputation: 32
what type of computer and CPU do you have....and how fast is you HD and does it have a cache>?
 
Old 05-29-2004, 05:41 PM   #3
TheBman
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Rural Indiana
Distribution: Debian (etch)
Posts: 78

Rep: Reputation: 15
Try this, should work for you as it works here.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=181218
 
Old 05-30-2004, 04:25 AM   #4
muxman
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 203

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
Quote:
Originally posted by utanja
what type of computer and CPU do you have....and how fast is you HD and does it have a cache>?
Athlon 3000, 1GB RAM, 120GB 7200rpm HDD with 8MB cache. The same install with using apt-get from the internet installs much faster, but when apt-get installs from the cd it takes much longer. This doesn't make any sense. It gets the packages from the cd with no problem and much faster than a download would be, but when it's setting up the package it seems to go slow.

I think it may be a kernel issue. I've noticed that running the system with the 2.6 kernel it seems to have a performance lag as compared to the 2.4 kernel. The system seems to bog down a little with the 2.6 kernel when there are too many programs running, the same number of programs with a 2.4 kernel that shows no slow down at all.


Quote:
Originally posted by TheBman
Try this, should work for you as it works here.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=181218
That's basically what I've already done. I think it's a kernel issue at this point. The 2.6 kernel seems a little bloated in some way. It's just not as efficient as the 2.4 kernel.

What I want is to get a complete installation, complete meaning all the programs that are a major part of an install, so the internet is not needed or is only needed for a few packages. I want to be able to get a "complete" install on a computer without internet access if the situation presents itself. Which I know a few people who still only have dial-up and doing a net install that gets 600mb or more from ftp is just not practical. With my dsl I like net install the best, but someone with dial-up it's not really an option.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3.1 sarge question darkraider Debian 2 11-11-2005 10:57 AM
sarge amd64 install dvd question gus6464 Debian 2 09-20-2005 12:39 AM
Post Sarge Install Config Question AndeAnderson Debian 1 04-08-2005 04:33 PM
Sarge Install Question bladepdx Debian 2 01-23-2005 02:15 PM
Install question - IDE-SCSI - SARGE Unstable merana Debian 2 01-23-2004 05:07 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration