10.04 LTS alternate

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Oct 15 00:58:56 UTC 2010

On 10/14/2010 05:41 PM, Verde Denim wrote:
> Currently installing 10.04 LTS alternate on my laptop (desktop 64 bit
> edition).
> At the screen _Finishing the installation_, it's been sitting at 22% with
> the message
> Wiping swap space for security (this may take a while) ...
> For over an hour on a system with 4GB RAM and a 150GB drive...
> Is there something amiss or do I just need to continue to be patient?

[add installer status message for "Wiping Swap Space"]

Performance regressions with ext4 under certain workloads
In particular, the dpkg package manager is known to run significantly
slower on ext4, causing installations using the server or alternate
install CD to take on the order of twice as long as before.

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