Installing Hoary on dual P2 300MHz is really slow

Janne Jokitalo janne.jokitalo at
Mon Jul 4 20:33:49 UTC 2005

Hi guys,

I'd really use some help concerning the install of Hoary on a dual P2
300MHz machine. It seems that the install begins correctly, but
progresses very slowly after a few procedures next to choosing what type
of install you want. To be strict, it seems slow down when 'Creating
initial device nodes...'.

It seems it has to do with ACPI, as the motherboard is really old
(dating back to 1997/1998), and probably with DMA. I'm not familiar with
the architecture of this type of processor/bus systems, but I've done
quite a bit of googling and from what I understand, the problem should
be fixed by entering commands 'acpi=off apic' and possibly 'idebus=66'
or the appropriate bus speed number anyway, but nothing helps for this

I'm assuming this really is a no-go, as I can't possibly spend several
hours by the machine to boot up the installer, but my last resort is to
ask anyone of you guys for help. So if you know a trick or two, or even
some other parameters/procedures I should try, I'd be ever grateful to
hear it.


Best regards,


Janne Jokitalo

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