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Old 11-15-2007, 10:23 PM   #1
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MEPIS takes an extremely long time to install


Recently, every time I have tried to install MEPIS from the liveCD, it has taken so long that I've invariably lost my patience and stopped the installation; except once, I let the installer keep going all night while I went to bed, and found it finished the next morning. It's not freezing; clicking Abort doesn't do anything, but I am able to abort by logging out. Does anyone have an idea why this is happening? This happened with a (presumably) professionall burned liveCD I bought online. By the way, my HD is 150 GB, Linux partition about 76 GB.
 
Old 11-16-2007, 05:24 AM   #2
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  1. What's the rest of your hardware?
  2. How are you creating your "Linux partition about 76 GB"?
  3. Have you tried a smaller Linux partition.
  4. Do you have the option of d/l-ing & burning your own CD?

I have done tens of SimplyMEPIS installs, both for myself & for others, & have never seen the problem you report. In my experience install times run from 12 to 25 min.
 
Old 11-16-2007, 07:24 PM   #3
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My last install took 4 minutes -- no lying. Download a new ISO and give it a 30Gb partition.

Last edited by dough; 11-17-2007 at 09:47 AM.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 06:10 PM   #4
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Pentium III, 866 MHz, 376 MB RAM. I normally use the partitioner included in the MEPIS installer (used to be Qtparted, I believe, but it seems to be different on the latest MEPIS) to create the partition, but used a Partition Magic CD this time.

D'oh. I just went through it again, and it was done within an hour. I apparently have wasted your time, good sirs. My apologies. I'll tell you why i thought (probably wrongly) that the installer was moving at a snail's pace. It wasn't the time that passed; it was that every time I tried this, the bar got stuck at 3%, installing or not, until I lost patience.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 05:27 AM   #5
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What did you do differently this time?
 
Old 11-20-2007, 08:27 PM   #6
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Nothing except let it run as long as it wanted.
 
  


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