[CentOS] 5.3 on an EeePC??

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Apr 28 15:00:24 UTC 2009

Beartooth wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Apr 2009 07:32:00 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>> 	Given that limitation, speed of boot becomes a major criterion.
>>>> F10 (and also, believe it or not, Pupeee) took *over* ten minutes --
>>>> yes, real sixty-second minutes; it's not a typo -- just to boot. And
>>>> then had to find wifi.
>>> WHAT!!!!!!???????
>>> I just booted mine for the morning, and it was on the login GUI in 50
>>> Once I entered my password it was connected to the network in under 30
>>> SECONDS (and I use WPA-PSK).
>>> You have install/setup problems. What services are you running? There
>>> may be a number of services that are waiting on the network to come up
>>> to check something and are waiting for timeouts, missing that the link
>>> is down so don't bother to try (ntp does it right, for example).
>> Now that you mention it, it does sound like sendmail/samba, etc.,
>> waiting for DNS on a disconnected network.
> 	Gentlemen, I thank you both -- and wish I had gotten to this 
> point several weeks back. I'll go give F10 (or maybe F11) another try 
> ASAP. Are you running full F10, or the install from the live CD, or what?

F10 from install CD then over net where I have the install repo locally. 
IE full install.

Had to use a USB CD drive and change bios to boot from it. No biggy.

> 	Incidentally, it was only about last week that I discovered I 
> could upgrade both the RAM (to the 2 GB it has now) and the SD card (from 
> the 4 GB I had to the 8 GB now). That has of course made everything since 
> seem better.

Oh, how do you unsoldier the drive? My understanding is this unit has 
the drive hard wired........

I have /root and /home on the 8Gb SD card and /boot, /var, and a 2Gb 
swap on the 4Gb SSD.

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