Installing Hoary on dual P2 300MHz is really slow

Yannick Le Saint (kyncani) y.lesaint at
Mon Jul 4 21:09:15 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-07-04 at 23:33 +0300, Janne Jokitalo wrote:
> 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
> system.

  Have you checked the kernel logs ? Any error ?

Yannick Le Saint (kyncani) <y.lesaint at>
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