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    Install still running over a day

    Hi. I have an HP stream (cheap laptop), and am installing Ubuntu desktop. I chose to overwrite over existing partitions, and clicked on something (cant remember what), that said "if I choose that, install may take a long time.

    It's been almost a day. Should I start over?

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    Re: Install still running over a day

    Did you choose some form of encryption? I never encrypt anything, and my installations complete in about twenty minutes.

    Also if you've chosen to check for bad blocks, that can take a very long time.

    I'd start again and choose the most vanilla settings available.
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    Re: Install still running over a day

    You dont encrypt? Isn't that safer?

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    Re: Install still running over a day

    Encryption is safer if you have stuff on drive you don't want other people to find, for most people it is not required. Did you select to download updates and have a very slow connection?

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    Re: Install still running over a day

    It's okay. I reinstalled w/o encryption.

    I have nothing to hide on here. I just like security. Anti spying.

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    Re: Install still running over a day

    My computers rarely leave my house, and there is no one else living here to use them anymore. If I traveled with a laptop I might consider creating a small encrypted partition for sensitive material after installation.
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