trying to install 6-stable in a VMWare 4.5.2 WS installation, running
on an 1.6 GHz Celeron CPU.
After 3 hours, it still extracts scontrib into /usr/src directory.
On tty 3, top tells cpio ist in vlruwk state for ages.
CPU states: 0.1% user, 0.0% nice, 0.4% system, 0.8 interrupt, 99.5% idle.
Installing Beta 4 went flawlessly, so I guess some filesystem change
since then is the culprit.