Load installer to memory

Bug #45695 reported by Wouter Stomp on 2006-05-20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I take a little time to answer a question during installation, my cd-drive spins down. When I then click next, the installer feels very unresponsive, because it takes a while before the cd is spinning again and I get to the next question. Wouldn't it be possible to load most of the installer to memory at program start?

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I'm not too convinced about this (I think it might cause even more thrashing on low-memory systems), but I guess it's possible.

Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

Wouldn't it be possible to detect the amount of free memory before deciding to load to memory or not?? I have a fairly fast pc which runs the live cd withouth problems, but clicking next in the installer takes more than 10 seconds to get to the next screen (and meanwhile no indication at all of what is happening).

MillenniumBug (millenniumbug) wrote :

This bug report is several years old and concerns obsolete versions of Ubuntu. It has now been marked 'invalid'.

If the bug still appears in Ubuntu 10.10, feel free to open a new report.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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