[ubuntu-uk] copying 34gig to a FAT32 external hard drive -- 3 hours?

Jim Kissel jlk at osml.eu
Thu Jun 11 21:01:29 BST 2009

doug livesey wrote:
> Surely that can't be right?
> I'm running Jaunty on a Macbook 3,1 w/ 2gig RAM -- hardly the most recent
> machine, but still!
> This isn't a one-off, though -- copying to this drive is always slow
> (currently 3.2 MB/Sec).
> Is there something I'm not doing right?
> Something I should set or unset?
> Should I reformat the drive? It's fine under OSX. I wanted FAT32 so that I
> could use any OS to access it.
> Cheers,
>    Doug.
IIRC, FAT32 is limited to 2G, or it was the last time I was forced to 
use this format, but that was more than 10 years ago.  I could be wrong. 
  My memory could be wrong.  YMMV

Life is too short.

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