Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 178385
fc5t2 upgrade and install dog slow
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:21 EST
Description of problem:
upgrading a FC4 laptop with 256 M memory is VERY slow. I ran a CD upgrade on
this laptop (P3 700mhz, 40gb hd). This took about 12 hours , which is seems to
be 4x slower than usual. The final install has approx. 1200 packages. Noteworthy
was that the machine popped up a "preparing to install" window for every CD,
that stuck around for an hour or so. During that time, it was doing lots of IO:
anaconda was at 8% CPU all the time.
I'm also experiencing very slow performance with the installer. I'm attempting
an install from scratch on a brand new Dell Inspiron notebook and the install
just crawls. I'm running the installer with the following options:
linux selinux=0 resolution=1680x1050
Here's a sampling of some of the times I've seen thus far:
* At least 30 mins from boot to the language/keyboard selection screen
* 45 mins from that point until being prompted to install FC5T2 Disk 1.
I'm still waiting on any kind of prompt after inserting Disk 1. I've verified
that the installer has not actually hung the box (ie, it responds to
The only way I've been able to get a normal install process was to run the
installer with noprobe. Of course, this resulted in a minimally useful desktop.
I've done a trial install of Ubuntu Breezy Badger to rule out hardware problems,
The issue with ftp installs should be resolved somewhat (missing sqlite).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 176492 ***