Thank you very much for the X'mas present for 2010.
Here is my data on installation to a intel i3 64-bit desktop:
1. After key in those information on location, partition, name, password etc,
the time taken to copy files for installation plus grub loader installation is approximately 7.5-8 minutes.
This got to be one of the fastest installation I experienced.
2. Reboot, time taken to reach login page : approximately 25 seconds,
after key in logic password and hit return, continue to time , at the point when LMDE is ready for Menu>> browser is approximately
Now playing with it. The information for this computer is as below:
wayne@i3 ~ $ inxi -F
System: Host i3 Kernel 2.6.32-5-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint Debian Edition
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3 530 (-HT-MCP-) cache 4096 KB flags (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips 11704.8
Clock Speeds: (1) 1200.00 MHz (2) 1200.00 MHz (3) 1200.00 MHz (4) 1200.00 MHz
Graphics: Card ATI Cedar PRO [Radeon HD 5450] X.Org 1.7.7 Res: email@example.com
GLX Renderer Software Rasterizer GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 7.7.1 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio driver HDA Intel BusID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 ATI Manhattan HDMI Audio [Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series]driver HDA Intel BusID: 01:00.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.21
Network: Card Broadcom NetLink BCM57788 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver tg3 v: 3.102 BusID: 03:00.0
Disks: HDD Total Size: 1140.2GB (10.0% used) 1: /dev/sda WDC_WD6400AAKS 640.1GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 30G used: 3.0G (11%) fs: ext4
Info: Processes 174 Uptime 7 min Memory 325.0/3831.4MB Runlevel 2 Client Shell inxi 1.4.12