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dinguxfromVista

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Dingux SD corruption.. and slow write time to recover...
« on: November 19, 2009, 03:43:19 am »
Well, something happened to my SD card and I'm slowly reinstalling everything.  It seems the number of small files really slows things down.  (Whereas the rootfs and zimage write at normal speeds). 

So I'm going to try something once it's up and running: I use vista, and installed isorecorder to easily create/burn iso images of drives (to make a liveCD for example).  This time i'm making an iso of my SD card when I'm done with the hope that it might write at a normal speed..... has anyone tried this and does it work??


abhoriel

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Re: Dingux SD corruption.. and slow write time to recover...
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 03:12:07 pm »
im not quite sure I understand what you are planning on doing, but im pretty sure it wont help.

demon cleaner

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Re: Dingux SD corruption.. and slow write time to recover...
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 03:14:21 pm »
Don't really understand what you mean? As far as I understand is that you want to make a backup of your SD card in .iso format. Fine. And then to restore, you will play it back to your SD. Am I right so far? But writing it back, will again write the small files back to your SD card, and take the exactly the same time, as if you are doing it the normal way. I have the same problem, I have a lot of files on the SD card, and backing it up takes a lot of time. Best is to use mirroring software with your backup. That's the problem with the small files unfortunately, and I give you one advice, never buy a NAS to store your small files ;)

codiak

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Re: Dingux SD corruption.. and slow write time to recover...
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2009, 05:29:42 pm »
This behavior is normal. Its always slower to copy a bunch of files as one big file. This is not dingoo related.
And your "iso-method" will not help... like demon cleaner said: you have to extract the files after copy and that is slow too.

Perhaps its faster if you take out the sd card an use an adapter to connect it to you pc.

Kalisiin

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Re: Dingux SD corruption.. and slow write time to recover...
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 12:13:53 pm »
Personally, I say the best way is to put the SD card directly into the computer...there'sa a slower transfer rate if you do it thru the Dingoo itself.

That said, I back up all my files on a USB flash drive...then, if I needed to put all my files onto another SD card, I'd put the card in my compy's card reader, the flash drive into the USB port, and do a direct transfer/copy from one to the other.

Bouvrie

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Re: Dingux SD corruption.. and slow write time to recover...
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 03:18:47 pm »
well, as for the iso/image idea, I think it should work in theory. However, you should be looking at raw 1:1 data duplication (cloning), as opposed to 'iso extracting' how people call it).
Write/save problems? Segmentation faults? Black screens? Read the Troubleshooting and FAQ guide first to fix your issues! :)
SD Card readonly/corruption issues? Chkdisk /F and steer clear from DMenu: use GMenu instead!

eule

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Re: Dingux SD corruption.. and slow write time to recover...
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2009, 03:23:17 pm »
slightly offtopic:
would it be possible to make a modded rootfs that already contains some emulators/games? Would be awesome and could become the successor of the local pack...
Bad idea?  :D

 

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