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Re: slow FC4 to FC5 upgrade



On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 12:40 -0500, Jack Howarth wrote:
>     Has anyone else found the upgrade from FC4 to FC5 to be
> painfully slow?

Yes:
http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2006-March/msg00864.html

> A user here started the upgrade this morning
> with IDE=nodma and the anaconda claims to need close to 450
> minutes to complete. Is this normal? The machine has an 
> ultra IDE drive.

Couldn't that person have done an NFS install? That's normally faster
than installing from CD.

Was the nodma option used because of mediacheck issues? Turning off dma
like that will kill hard disk performance as well as CD performance.
Isn't there a "nocddma" option that's more targetted?

Paul.


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