> complex for it's own good. An install should take five minutes. Longer than
> that, and you are either installing from tape, or it's crap.
Are we talking
a) five minutes elapsed time, power on with CD in drive -> working Linux system
b) five minutes elapsed time, power on with CD in drive -> start of RPMs installation
c) five minutes of your time, to partition the disk, answer the mandatory questions etc.
and not counting the dead time
If it's a) I'd love to know what you're installing it on, b) and I'd say you're a
quick typist and you have a magical influence on mke2fs execution time, c) and I'd
say that's a specious kind of counting. I have to install Mandrake today on a new
little box (KIII 400, 40x CD) so I'll have the stopwatch on.
Niall O Broin
UNIX Network Administrator nobroin at esoc.esa.de
Ground Systems Engineering Department Ph./Fax +49 6151 90 3619/2179
European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany
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