slow (s-l-o-w) install

Da Rock rock_on_the_web at
Sat Feb 16 11:20:52 UTC 2008

> Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 10:43:37 +0000
> From: alan at
> To: fedora-list at
> CC: 
> Subject: Re: slow (s-l-o-w) install
>> Now I'm trying to install F8/x86_64 on it, and the installer is running
>> amazingly slowly.  It took about ten minutes before the initial graphical
> Probably wrong memory caching in the BIOS. That's a common cause of those
> symptoms. If so boot with mem=2G or be patient and once you've got it
> installed take a look at /proc/mtrr and that will show which memory the
> system marked as cached. If its wrong then you can tweak the settings
> and/or beat up the BIOS vendor
> -- 
> fedora-list mailing list
> fedora-list at
> To unsubscribe:

Is this a known fault? Is it documented? If so it may have saved me a lot of diagnostics...
New music from the Rogue Traders - listen now!

More information about the fedora-list mailing list