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slow install on AMD-K6-2 400 with 128Megs. swap please!

 
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galen
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:48 pm    Post subject: slow install on AMD-K6-2 400 with 128Megs. swap please! Reply with quote

after around 60minutes 29k installed on the older machine.
This was the slowest install ever on that machine, Morphix use to hold the turtle title at 50mins.

May I request that a swap partition be put into use for install or even a swap file to help with extraction


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jebba
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ouch. ok. A text install is usually a lot faster...
stevo32
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI, the installer DOES use swap files under certain circumstances, because the installer did that to me on my older box (P2 350mhz, 64MB of RAM).

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jebba
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya, if you partition and format a swap space, the installer will use the swap. It gets activated right after the swap partition is formatted.

You can ctrl-alt-f2 and run `free` there to confirm this.

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