[tex-live] Question about TeX Live Installation

Jerzy Ludwichowski Jerzy.Ludwichowski at uni.torun.pl
Tue Feb 7 23:05:52 CET 2006


Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:

>     I use WindowsXP Pro.  I have 768MB of RAM, an Athlon 2100+ (1.7GHz), and 
>     about 2.8GB of HDD space left before the install started (now down to  
>     2.54GB).  I am installing from a DVD-ROM drive which I think is limited
> to  
>     only 4x speed.
> On such a machine, I can believe it is taking hours to install.  It
> seems rather excessive to be only 1/4 done after 3 hours, but I guess
> I'd still most likely wait it out.

Karl, you are not joking, are you? What is wrong with "such a machine"? 

I never tried to install from the DVD but if this is the expected install time
on "such a machine" then there is something terribly wrong with the installer...


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