zach_hartley at zach_hartley at
Sun Jan 14 18:56:26 PST 2001

I'm sorry Jesse, but if it takes you 20 minutes to set up networking
in Slack (I can't speak for other distrobutions), than you just not
trying. In the tradition of adding my opinion as fact (^_^), I can
usually do a install in 10 minutes. And thats when I choose an expert
install and get all nit-picky. I find most installs actually depend
on how fast your cd-rom drive is. On my workstations that have 24x
drives, I can usually pull off the standard 10 minutes. On a laptop 
4x drive it can take upwards of 30 minutes. Come on people, if your
gonna dog non-LFS systems about something, at least make it worth
arguing about ;)


On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 07:20:10PM -0500, Jesse Tie Ten Quee wrote:
> Yo,
> On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 06:59:26PM -0500, Simon Perreault wrote:
> > It's pre-pre-pre-alpha. You have to install some perl modules, and then you 
> > have to run the program in a cryptic way. If you don't want to commit too 
> > much time to this, I recommend you wait for it to become more... uh... 
> > better.
> don't forget expat either.
> > > 1:13?  What are the specs of that machine?  In a small to medium sized
> > > business, they often use whatever machines they can (I remember at the
> > > last company I worked for, the range of active computers were from 486/66
> > > to Pentium III/600).
> > 
> > Thunderbird 800, 133mhz sdram.
> I've done LFS 2.4.3 in under 3-4 hours on my T-brid system, while
> playing around doing other stuff and not paying much attention to it, an
> automated install should be around 1:15, that sounds about right (and
> that isn't with parallel building either, 'make -j', etc)
> We can cheat thou, once we start doing CD-rom installations... *G*
> > > And you have to compare to the roughly 10-20 minutes of other distros.
> > 
> > That's the price to pay to have an LFS system.
> 10-20 minutes to install a distro, Eh? i've never seen that... (not any
> "standard" Redhat, Mandrake, Debian, Slackware, TurboLinux distro)
> I usually spend just 20min getting networking working :)
> -
> Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com
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