On Mon, 8 Nov 2004, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> That might not be possible if you were upgrading.
What happens if you have a bad CDROM?
Also, if you're upgrading you're likely using apt or yum, which
download the RPMs *first* anyway. (least apt does, I presume yum does
> (I'm just downloading FC-3),
> so in my case the answer to your question is that reading a CD
> would be tens if not hundreds of times faster than getting the
> distribution over the net.
And you got the CD from where again?
So if anything the CD install is *slower* for you, because you had to
spend extra time to burn that CD, which you had downloaded.
Also, depending on your home network and your CDROM drive, the
network may be several times faster than your CDROM, in which case,
your CDROM install would have added even *more* time.
> Actually, I install or upgrade from the hard disk, for various
> reasons, so this is even faster.
For an upgrade, if you got your OS/upgrade from the net, you're
essentially *already* doing a net-install - next time make it easier
for yourself and use apt or yum and save the one reboot - plus you
can still use your computer while upgrade is going on, and you dont
have to sacrifice a goat to the god of CD-burning in hope of not
getting a coaster..
> I don't understand your arithmetic. It is going to take me about 6
> hours to download FC-3. It will take me less than 30 minutes to
> install or upgrade on my not very fast laptop.
No, it took you 6hours 30minutes to upgrade your laptop. You are
essentially *already* are doing a netinstall, just in a roundabout
"Ah net installs, who needs them? oh, yay, my wget of FC3 has
finished, back later.."
Please, think of the goats..
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