Bug 117664 - Installer very very slow (eg, one hour to reach new root passwords prompt)
Installer very very slow (eg, one hour to reach new root passwords prompt)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-03-06 14:35 EST by Seth McQuale
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-18 22:43:14 EST
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Description Seth McQuale 2004-03-06 14:35:27 EST
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Description of problem:
Install of Fedora Core for AMD 64 (x86-64) test1 VERY slow.
Configuration: Athlon 64 3200+ on Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro, 1Gig DDR RAM. I
have installed Win2000 and Mandrake 9.2 for AMD 64 without a hitch,
but Fedora Core x86-64 is too slow to install (example as above, over
an hour to get to the prompt for root's eventual password -- after
that, I got the twirling hourglass for about 15 minutes before I
pressed the reset button and abandoned the install).

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to install Fedora Core from CDs.
2. Wait and wait.
3. Wait and wait...

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-08 14:56:01 EST
Is this test1 or the final release of FC1?
Comment 2 Seth McQuale 2004-03-08 15:11:35 EST
It was Test 1 -- I just heard about FC1 today.
Comment 3 Seth McQuale 2004-03-12 12:38:33 EST
I tried out the FC1 version just last night -- same problem of
slowness. Anaconda takes about ten - twelve minutes just to start up.
Comment 4 r. r. correll 2004-04-04 21:58:29 EDT
I'm having the same problem on the same hardware with the FC1_64
distro...even with the USB keyboard and mouse support disabled in the
BIOS.  However, I just want to point out that the FC1 32-bit distro
installs and runs with no problem...even with all the BIOS features
Comment 5 Seth McQuale 2004-04-06 12:12:01 EDT
...It makes you wonder if the version of Python that's running
Anaconda installer was itself compiled for Athlon 64 chips. Just a

Because I can't install Red Hat on my 64-bit machine, and Red Hat
seems unable to rectify this problem after a whole month, I have
turned to Mandrake, whose version 10 for AMD64 installed neatly and
runs nicely.

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