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Re: slow FC4 to FC5 upgrade



On Fri, 2006-03-24 at 07:28 +0000, Paul Howarth wrote:
> Was the nodma option used because of mediacheck issues? Turning off
> dma like that will kill hard disk performance as well as CD
> performance.

I am curious as to why DMA might foul up mediacheck or installations,
but be okay once you have an installed system?  I also wonder if, given
the long time involved, it'd be better to first do a mediacheck, then
reboot with DMA for the installation?

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