[rescue] Oracle making just a little harder to keep old machines in use

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Sat May 8 06:40:50 CDT 2010

    On Sat, 8 May 2010, Dan Duncan wrote:

> On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Carl R. Friend <crfriend at rcn.com> wrote:
>> It took TWO DAYS to get CentOS to install
> Are you sure the hardware is ok?  I've done numerous Centos and RHEL
> (5.4) installs within the last couple of months into xen VMs with 99
> MB of memory and they install within minutes.

    The hardware's fine -- it was the obese installer (anaconda) that
drove the system deeply virtual; it spent more of its time page-
thrashing than doing useful work.

    Once the install was done, the result was a surprisingly useful
little box, if one prone to go virtual and bog out now and then.

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