Lucid OEM install slow - possible to speed up the process?

Carsten Agger agger at
Wed Apr 28 18:02:48 UTC 2010

lazer1 wrote:
> On 28-Apr-10, Carsten Agger wrote:
>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>> One problem with this approach is that it's incredibly slow, much slower
>>>> than installing from the live CD. Why is that? I suppose it must be more
>>>> or less the same packages.
>>>      You may have used a slow USB stick.
>> Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be the case as the USB sticks were 
>> more or less identical. Apparently, the alternate installer is 
>> inherently much slower than the live install when installing from USB. I 
>> have no idea why this would be so, am now using the live CD's OEM mode.
> is one socket USB1 and the other USB2?

Now I benchmarked them using the same USB key and USB socket.

Alternate install with OEM option, one hour twenty minutes.

Live CD with OEM option, fifteen minutes.

The alternate CD is doing something differently.

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