[tex-live] slow installation and update Texlive 2011 portablefrom mounted on WindowsXP

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 17:07:07 CET 2011

2011/11/11 peter knezel <peter.knezel at gmail.com>:
> Hello all,
> can somebody tell me why the portable installation to a 8GB USB2.0 flash
> disk takes too long?
> It was done from the mounted iso texlive2011-20110705.iso.
> I am currently updating tha packages (405) on the usb flash disk from
> command line with tlmgr update -all and it is slow as well.
Please, be more precise. What do you mean by "too long"? Is is an
order of magnitude longer that time corresponding to the declared
speed of your USB interface? Is the interface in your computer USB 1
or USB 2? Is your USB key connected to the rear panel (ie directly to
the motherboard) or to the front panel?

> Regards,
> peter

Zdeněk Wagner

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