Yesterday, Thomas Lange of FAI fame needed to build a new FAI CD for amd64. As that requires access to an AMD64 machine to build a local mirror and what is called the 'nfsroot' in FAI speak, he asked me to install FAI on this amd64 system I helped set up, and to run a few commands to create that mirror and that nfsroot.

So, here we go:

apt-get install fai

Less than a second after hitting <enter>, I had my prompt back. At first, I thought something had gone wrong; but when I had a closer look, I found out that this wasn't true: everything had went exactly as planned. It's just that the system and the network were both so blazingly fast, that everything – downloading, installing, configuring, whatnot – took place within the timeframe of less than a second.