Comment 1 for bug 556621

Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

Just tested installing lucid beta 2 to a 1.5 TB WD15EARS drive from a liveusb and setting this option in /etc/mke2fs.conf cut the install time in HALF. Without the option 5.5-6 minutes are spent sitting at 5% complete with no visible progress while mkfs runs, for an 11+ minute total install. After setting the option, the time spent in mkfs drops to ~15 seconds and gives just over 6 minutes total time to install.

If this option is not set as a default in mke2fs.conf, then ubiquity should at least consider specifying it when calling mke2fs.