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Description of problem:
When installing redhat, the time bar is consistently wrong. We install from NFS,
and it typically starts off (after a few packages) at half the time it actually
takes. The time gradually increases through the installation. This worked for
the anaconda that was shipped for RedHat 6.1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH from NFS (Skipjack, 7.1, 7.2)
2. Watch time bar
The time is only an estimate and is roughly correct once enough packages have
been installed to smooth out differnces between large and small package install
I think there is still a bug in the time estimation code. The time doesn't
settle down after a few packages, but just continually increases. This didn't
happen with RedHat 6. I'll have to do some timing tests to be sure.
Similar experience here with FTP install on a laptop ... it consistently starts
out with about half the right amount and steadily builds up. It is an issue;
you get excited, and then disappointed. If it started off showing a larger
value, you think "I'll go make a cup of tea" (or fetch a Molson, if your name's
Mike Harris :o)
Perhaps something could be done to alleviate this? I remember many versions
back a hard-drive install consistently *over*-estimated to begin with.