Hello all. First time poster here; I hope this is an appropriate forum.
I am using VMware Player (v4.0.3) to install 32-bit Linux Mint 13 with the MATE desktop.
During the slideshow section of the installation process, the status bar reaches "Downloading language packs," and the estimated download time jumps between about 100:00 and 1500:00. I am not sure if the estimated time is in hours:minutes or minutes:seconds, but in either case, the download is taking an extraordinary amount of time.
I am located in central Michigan, and my broadband connection typically gets about 15 Mbps. I am watching the status of my network activity in my host OS (Windows 7 Home), and I see mostly no activity and, occasionally, small bursts of minor network activity. All other network activity, such as streaming music and video, work fine in the host and guest operating systems.
I found out that I can skip the download of the language packs during the Maya installation, but I am wondering, is anyone else experiencing this particular hindrance? I was unable to find any similar topics in this or other forums. It would be nice if the OS install gave the user the option to skip the download before it starts or to select an appropriate mirror. Oh well, beggars can't be choosers :p
Last edited by dkaczynski
on Sat May 19, 2012 5:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.