help........ it takes hours to install linux

  maith 10:44 11 Jun 06
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i have recently biult a computer and these are my parts:
AMD ATHLON 3000+
512MB RAM
NVIDEA 7300 GPU
MAXTOR 80GB DIAMOND PLUS HARD drive
The problem is that when the computer goes to write the partions on the hard drive it takes 5hrs to write 3%.
i have done a diagnostics of the hard drive and every thing seems to be ok.
Please help me

  Diodorus Siculus 11:10 11 Jun 06

What linux distro do you use?

  maith 11:16 11 Jun 06

linux debian

  Diodorus Siculus 12:44 11 Jun 06

Can you try to download a different distro and see how it goes?

  DrScott 13:20 11 Jun 06

Is it a SATA HDD or IDE? Does your linux distro support SATA HDD? Is your mobo BIOS set to RAID - an ASUS board I used is set to RAID configuration for the HDD by default, so had to be changed to IDE to allow XP installation (even if your HDD is SATA, the configuration is often still called IDE).

Basically, check the BIOS - most new build problems can be found there!

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