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Re: [SLE] Loading onto USB devices: Any Developments?
  • From: Joseph Loo <jloo@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 21:46:33 -0800
  • Message-id: <438E8E39.7090206@xxxxxxx>
I have 2 uses for the USB drives, backup for the system and loading mp3 files. Obviously, the system backup uses a real drive. As for the MP3 player, there is no alternative/

John Summerfield wrote:
On Wed, 30 Nov 2005, Joseph Loo wrote:

The data rate is slow because the default method is sync. I have mounted the
disk drive via a mount command with fstab. The data transfer sped up really
fast *cache) When I unmount the file, it flush the cache, but it was still
faster than the synch transfer rate.

Note that a Linux user on another list reported trashing a 1 Gb USB drive the
first time he used it. The sync option combined with numerous directory updates
was blamed.

Myself, I'm rather partial to real drives: they're more capacious, they're
faster and they're cheaper.

Dennis J. Tuchler wrote:
I use SuSE 10 and XFCE4. I just loaded 16 MB onto a usb device and it took a
very long time. I know that this is a bug that Novell is working on. How
will it be made known when the fix has been produced? Is there any
indication of progress in this matter?

Joseph Loo

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