Live CD SLOooooowww
stevek at derbyworks.com
Tue Jun 21 16:48:23 UTC 2005
> 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.
Another thing that will improve the experience is if you have a little
bit of hard drive space you can format as Linux Swap and "swapon" for
that device... I keep a little 200meg partition formatted on my Windows
box just so I can do a swapon /dev/hda2 to make live CDs more usable.
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