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Date:      28 Jun 2003 10:24:22 -0400
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.no-ip.com>
To:        "Keith Pitcher" <kpitcher@locallink.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 5.1 install - Slow
Message-ID:  <44n0g29t61.fsf@be-well.ilk.org>
In-Reply-To: <000001c33c02$9b18c9c0$444daa41@diamond>
References:  <000001c33c02$9b18c9c0$444daa41@diamond>

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"Keith Pitcher" <kpitcher@locallink.net> writes:

> I'm doing a net install of 5.1 on an AMD K5 100, 16 megs ram. 2 gig HD,
> put 128MB for swap. I know this is basically bare minimum, but it's only
> going to be a modem gateway.
> 
> I started this around 2am, it is now bogged down on adding the perl
> package. So far it has about 5.5 megs downloaded and it's just creaping.
> It's been on this same package for 8 hours and the install is just
> creeping on up on the install size. I doubt this is net congestion and
> blame it on the slow machine.
> 
> My question is : should it take quite this long? I originally let it run
> for 2 hours, thought it was locked up and restarted, see if it would
> speed up. But this new install is slowing down at the same spot.

It's probably swapping like mad.
It would probably be a lot faster to do a more minimal install on that
system, and download the package later as part of configuring the system.



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