You are all very busy
Not me. I was sleeping. Here also we have nights ! ^^
My lower specs machine:
Celeron 800 processor
Riva TNT2 video
Via Apollo Pro133 chipset
C-Media CM8738 audio
40G IDE HDD
18 minutes to install.
Was that with a live cd or with a live usb ? How much ram does that machine have ?
Full update firefox, task-multimedia, gecko-mediaplayer, thunderbird, alsaconf, gnome-alsamixer, printerdrake, totally 297 packages
Timing 50 minutes.
A trick for you : as you had already installed all of theses on a former machine, this is what you could do:
Make sure that Synaptic is set to keep rpms in the cache, if not set it to do so **before you update and install any new package**. From within a console, go in the machine where you have already installed the packages, to /var/cache.
Do as root:
tar cfvj apt.tar.bz2 apt
This will make an archive with all the content of apt, including information files, lock, partial, and especially archives and all it's content : the wanted rpms. The whole apt directory is needed, because of the information files that will communicate with Synaptic and tell him what is available in the cache.
Now you just have to move this apt.tar.bz2 archive to a media, ie a usb stick, put it in the other system in the /var/cache directory, move the apt that is there (don't erase it, incase one day you need to restore it... this is rare, but happened to me once so I was happy that I always keep it as a copy).
To move it out of the way just do as root : "mv apt apt-save"
Now untar the other apt:
tar xvfj apt.tar.bz2
erase the archive:
rm -f apt.tar.bz2
You are done ! You just have to reload information and install the packages normally, either from Synaptic, or from the command line with "apt-get install <package1 package2...>
addlocale and getopenoffice,
Timing 1 hour and 8 minutes.
If you keep the packages from Addlocale the same way, it should work, but I am not sure. If you keep the packages the same way for OpenOffice.org, I think it should work as well.
One question, On the Bonsai LiveCD/ISO Draklive Install opened in Full Screen is that intentionally or a glitch ? (http://melodie.tyruiop.org/pclinuxos-core-cli-and-children/pclinuxos-openbox-bonsai-2010.11.13.iso)
Yes, it's on purpose. Once, siamer told me about a preceeding Openbox full version : why does it start bottom right ? Mine start in the middle.
I tried to start it from the middle, with a configuration in the rc.xml file (look at the bottom of that file, it's in .config/openbox) but even using the dedicated command from the xml code, it didn't work, so after we (my companion often helps me with xml/openbox stuff) tried to make it appear maximized it worked, so I kept it that way. Very practicle when you have several partitions and want to see their labels at once by the way !
(It is maximized, not full screen : with full screen you don't see the upper part of the window).