[tex-live] Question about TeX Live Installation

Zdenek Wagner wagner at cesnet.cz
Wed Feb 8 10:16:56 CET 2006

On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Jerzy Ludwichowski wrote:

> Hi,
> 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...
I have not tried TL 2005 from DVD yet. Last year I installed TL 2004 from
DVD on my notebook M6R with Linux FC2. I do not remember the time exactly
but full install took something like 15 to 30 minutes.

> Jerzy
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Zdenek Wagner
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