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Old 05-29-2004, 08:02 PM   #1
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Extremely Slow install of Mandrake 10.0

When I boot from CD1 of Mandrake 10, there are extremely long pauses inbetween menu options - for example, it will ask me for the language, and after I select English, it will take 3 or 4 minutes to get to the license screen. The pause seems to grow exponentially between each selection, and usually I end up rebooting because I believe it was not meant to take that long. The farthest I have gotten is the partition selection, where after I selected which partition to install on, I waited about 10 minutes before rebooting.

I thought this was a CD-ROM drive problem, since while the cd was spinning enough to make some noise, the menu progressed quickly. However, when the cd slowed down and became quieter, the menu options became slower.

The drive is a Memorex 48MAXX 2448AJ . . . it is not listed on the compatibility list.
Old 05-29-2004, 08:33 PM   #2
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That's way too long. I can easily have Mandrake installed and running with everything I want in under 1/2 hour. I bet your CDrom is having trouble with the burned disk. Some of the more "experienced" drives can't read the 700mb disks as well as the old 650mb ones. They are hard to come by these days, though. You might want to try and burn the disks again at a slow speed. That might work. I believe that's your problem. Can you borrow a newer cdrom?
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I guess your problem is real, and isn't bound to any hardware problems. I had the same experience once during the install of my mandrake 9.2, but not all the time, 1 from 3 times approx. I thought it was frozen, but after a while (long...long..while) it responded and did the required operations. Finally there was no problem with the system, so i haven't tried to find the answer, why?
If it helps, it was a download-edition, 3CD, from . .
Old 05-30-2004, 07:24 AM   #4
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i'm in the process of installing Mandrake 10.0 Official "Download Edition" and it hicupped on on a ldconfig-something.rpm during the first cd. it's 1/2 way thru the 2nd cd now and it's installing at about the same as my 9.1 cds...

i'm wondering what the ldconfig is though....

- perry
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there's your answer. It has its own man page. It created (or rebuilds) library links
Old 05-31-2004, 02:23 AM   #6
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Slow Installation

You might want to install in text mode like I did. My Mandrake installation was very slow in graphical mode so I intalled it in text mode and now everything works like a charm.
Make sure that when you intall in text mode you configure your video card so when you reboot it will let you use GUI.
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OK. I've installed in text mode and now have no GUI. How was I supposed to configure my video card?
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I also had this issue with a previous version. It went away when I disconnected my scanner (USB). I did finish the install when it was slow however and the distro functioned without problems.

Old 07-17-2004, 05:42 PM   #9
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perry, I also had an error wih ldconfig, plus WindowMaker and zsh-doc from cd4 of the 10.0 Official Download set. I think I reselected WindowMaker and the installer had deselected zsh-doc during the install. No problems with the system so far.


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