Live CD SLOooooowww

Curt Tresenriter ctres at
Tue Jun 21 15:56:55 UTC 2005

Al Gordon wrote:

>In order to speed things up a bit, once the LiveCD is loaded, maybe
>open the terminal and try typing 'sudo hdparm -d1 /dev/hdc'
>(substituting "/dev/hdc" with the appropriate hardware device for your
>cdrom drive) in order to enable DMA on the cdrom drive. I believe that
>Ubuntu disables DMA by default on cdrom drives, for maximum
>compatibility with older hardware, or something.
I was having the same slow responses from the Hoary Live CD
(arrived yesterday - thanks Ubuntu!)
Enabling DMA had OO starting in about 5 seconds comapred to the 2 
minutes before.

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