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    nakedcomputerman NNTP User

    Default install time - too long

    What can i do to get SUSE to install much more quickly as it seems to take forever to do an install, on most every machine i have attempted it. The worse part after waiting for hours for it to go through its process, and then fails upon boot. Do you have this problem or am i doing something wrong? When i install MEPIS for example it installs quickly and accurately every time.

    Is there a change in the works or is this going to be an on going problem? I like SUSE when i have used it, but it is slower and frustrating to install.

    Your comments or help would be greatly appreciated.

    randy

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    Default Re: install time - too long

    Quote Originally Posted by nakedcomputerman View Post
    What can i do to get SUSE to install much more quickly as it seems to take forever to do an install, on most every machine i have attempted it. The worse part after waiting for hours for it to go through its process, and then fails upon boot. Do you have this problem or am i doing something wrong? When i install MEPIS for example it installs quickly and accurately every time.

    Is there a change in the works or is this going to be an on going problem? I like SUSE when i have used it, but it is slower and frustrating to install.

    Your comments or help would be greatly appreciated.

    randy
    10.3 had 2 major problems, package management wasn't strong, and it used bzip2 compression.
    Both are now fixed, libzypp is extremely fast (Probably faster than apt), and bzip2 compression was switched to LZMA, which is faster and generate smaller rpms

    11 is coming out in 12 hours (at the time of posting)
    "If it ain't broke, find something wrong with it"

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    Default Re: install time - too long

    nakedcomputerman wrote:
    > What can i do to get SUSE to install much more quickly as it seems to
    > take forever to do an install, on most every machine i have attempted
    > it. The worse part after waiting for hours for it to go through its
    > process, and then fails upon boot. Do you have this problem or am i
    > doing something wrong? When i install MEPIS for example it installs
    > quickly and accurately every time.
    >
    > Is there a change in the works or is this going to be an on going
    > problem? I like SUSE when i have used it, but it is slower and
    > frustrating to install.
    >
    > Your comments or help would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > randy
    >
    >

    What version are you trying to install? openSUSE 11 is quiet speedy so
    check it out tomorrow when it is released if you are using 10.3.

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    Default Re: install time - too long

    I'm still waiting for opensuse 11.0 GM, but when I installed the Alpha, Beta and RC, it typically installed in about 18 minutes. Also, I had no boot problems... at least not with modern hardware. My test machine is pretty low spec and it needs TLC to work.

    When I can, I first nuke the hd I will install on. That may make a difference. When I did a dual boot on my laptop, it installed so fast, I thought it had failed. I know this doesn't answer your question, unless you think 18 minutes is slow.

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    nakedcomputerman NNTP User

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    18 minutes is not long at all, compared to the many hours plus that it has taken in the past with 10.3. i will be waiting for 11.0 to make the lighting fast install.

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    By auto-configuring all of the hardware that step alone saved quite a bit of time. For the first time I had to do nothing to set up the internet, printer, or monitor. In fact every piece of hardware was taken care of and worked immediately. The entire installation took less than 20 minutes.
    <>---><^>

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    Rikishi 42 NNTP User

    Default Re: install time - too long

    On 2008-06-19, nakedcomputerman <nakedcomputerman@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org>
    wrote:

    > 18 minutes is not long at all, compared to the many hours plus that it
    > has taken in the past with 10.3. i will be waiting for 11.0 to make
    > the lighting fast install.


    10.3 was +- 30 min
    11 is +- 15 min

    YMMV


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    Default Re: install time - too long

    In my case the KDE CD installed in 12.5 min. The DVD with some extra options installed in just under 18 min.
    The fastest install yet
    OpenSuSE Leap 42.3 / KDE 5.8 | Intel i7 3770 | 16GBRam | 120 + 80GB SSD's | Benq 27" | DVD | PhilipsToUcam 740 | HPpsc2355p | Logitech KB & mouse | 320 +160 + 80 + 80 GB USB HDD's | Fritz!Box Fon WLAN 7360 | (V)DSL 12 MB/s | SuSE since 2001

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