Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117664
Installer very very slow (eg, one hour to reach new root passwords prompt)
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:04:51 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).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to install Fedora Core from CDs.
2. Wait and wait.
3. Wait and wait...
Is this test1 or the final release of FC1?
It was Test 1 -- I just heard about FC1 today.
I tried out the FC1 version just last night -- same problem of
slowness. Anaconda takes about ten - twelve minutes just to start up.
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
...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