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Re: [SLE] Loading onto USB devices: Any Developments?
  • From: John Summerfield <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 13:37:10 +0800 (WST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0512011334360.562@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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?
> >

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