why might debian install require constant pressing of ENTER?

JoeHill joehill-R6A+fiHC8nRWk0Htik3J/w at public.gmane.org
Wed Jul 1 15:03:42 UTC 2009

Robert P. J. Day wrote: 

>   when installing debian 5.01 on one of my gateway mx7120 laptops,
> almost invariably, the install runs fine partway through all the SW
> install, then slows to a crawl for each package -- a situation i can
> rectify by simply holding down the ENTER key.

That's _nothing_. The notebook I was asking about below (broadcom wireless)
would not begin the install until I pressed in the power button at the 'booting
kernel' stage. Only way I figured that out was completelyl by accident when I
went to shut it down, thinking it had locked up, and my finger slipped.

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