[Bdi4emc-help] Install trouble on a Toshiba laptop (330CDT)

Matt Timmermans matt at timmermans.org
Mon Feb 13 02:15:07 CET 2006

Hi Paul,

It's a P266 with 128MB RAM and 4 GB disk.

Detailed specs are here: 

I partitioned it with a 3GB ext3 partition for /, and 1GB swap partition.

The installer told me that it was activating the swap immediately, because I 
had so little memory.

I'm guessing that the install took so long, because it had to use swap for 
unpacking the archives.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul" <bdi-emc at ntlworld.com>
To: "BDIHelp" <bdi4emc-help at lists.ourproject.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Bdi4emc-help] Install trouble on a Toshiba laptop (330CDT)

Hi Matt

On Monday 13 February 2006 00:31, Matt Timmermans wrote:
> It was the earlier graphic.

Ah.. During the installation from the CD - Missed that bit.

> It turned out to be some assertion getting thrown in the bit that 
> discovers
> the drive geometry before partitioning. I managed to muddle through the
> text mode install, telling it to ignore the assertions as they came up.
> The remainder of the install took 5 hours, and it didn't set up the
> operator user properly, but everything else was just fine. It was easy
> enough to fix.

There is no way the installation should be taking five hours - 45-60 minutes
should be the norm. I need to take a long hard look at where anaconda is
wasting time and try to improve on things. Could you provide some specs on
the laptop (CPU speed, memory, etc).

Regards, Paul.

>From the Klingon book of C:
Klingon function calls do not have 'parameters' - they have 'arguments' - 

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