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Re: Progress indicator on loading images

From: Bertho Stultiens
Subject: Re: Progress indicator on loading images
Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:12:02 +0100
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On 01/02/2014 02:11 PM, Leslie S Satenstein wrote:
> With newer computers containing solid state drives a progress bar may
> only display for one second.
> Do these machines need to see it

Well, with newer machines you can argue that it not required to have a
progress indicator. On IDE and SATA you have rather good transfer rates,
unless you are interfacing an old CF card (or older SD).

However, I'm booting on a (10 year old) 600MHz C6 cpu (mini-itx board)
from USB running at max. 12MBit/s (usb-v1.1). It takes ages to get the
images loaded (~1 minute). Even the grub bootstrap takes ~10..15 seconds
to load into the menu. It already was a challenge to get the OS
installed (took 4 hours).

For these long processes, it is appreciated to have an indication that
the system is "alive and kicking".

Greetings Bertho

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