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Old 01-27-2012, 06:24 AM
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I try to install PC-BSD, the installation is very very long. I started 12 hours ago and the installation is 30%. Why so long?
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:08 AM
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It is not possible to answer that without some information. For all I know the computer could be turned off. Seriously, if you tell us something about it we can probably help.

Perhaps you could start by telling us what processor you have and how much RAM. Those would probably be the most limiting factors which could make a veeeeery slow installation. If those are relatively up to date, then it could be faulty hardware, or more likely, bad installation media.

What (if anything) was the computer running before - did that work OK?
How are you trying to install?
What have you tried so far?
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:22 PM
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I try to install PC-BSD, the installation is very very long. I started 12 hours ago and the installation is 30%. Why so long?
Dude, that sounds like a bad HDD or optical drive or DVD.

Unless you're compiling KDE with Gentoo. lol.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:18 AM
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Yeah, it took a few minutes to install PC-BSD 9.0 from a thumbdrive. Something is wrong.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:51 AM
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I ran into this same thing, extremely long installation times (IIRC, over a day).

I have an Intel D510MO with 2GB of ram. The installer was the boot-only 64 bit version running on a flash drive. The machine ran Puppy Linux just fine before.

I did not install KDE or Gnome, but did get both xfce and lxde or whatever those lightweight things are called. I also asked for ports but not source; not sure what it means to get ports, is that just a directory of the packages? I can't imagine the whole mess comes across.

One thing that may account for this is that I partitioned the disk this way: a small non-encrypted /boot partition and everything else in one large encrypted partition. I like the idea of encrypting everything and this is the closest I can get to it. I was trying to get it close to the way I run Puppy Linux which is off a flash drive with encrypted persistent storage and a truecrypt volume for my user data.

I was installing to another flash drive; there is no hard drive in this system.

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Old 03-31-2012, 05:23 AM
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intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q8400
4g corsair ram 833mhz
1tb seagate sata hdd
oldish dvd drive

PCbsd ver9.0 dvd the md5s are from within the dvd's
pcbsd.tbz.md5
bcaa1338696c7b47d2830dc23da8124e amd64
or
69b907ae702fc16c2a48b638e10ace9e x86

the later seems more responsive but still exceptionally slow 3% in 30min the other only just finished the ports after 1hr any idea what is going on

previously xp pro

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